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S.F. bicyclist in fatal crash may face felony charges

Posted on July 27, 2012 in Law

S.F. bicyclist in fatal crash may face felony Phillip Matier,Andrew Ross Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Jason Henry / Special To The Chronicle Chris Bucchere hit and killed Sutchi Hui at the intersection of Castro and Market streets in San Francisco on March 29. San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón is preparing to file felony vehicular manslaughter charges…

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The Law: Cycling Under the Influence

Posted on July 10, 2012 in Laws

Riding a bicycle under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicants is a violation of California Vehicle Code Section 21200.5 and is a crime punishable by a fine of not more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250): “Notwithstanding Section 21200, it is unlawful for any person to ride a bicycle upon a highway while under…

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Four Ways to Stay Safe: #2 Protect Your Head

Posted on April 24, 2012 in Law,Safety

Protect Yourself Even a simple fall can cause a life threatening head injury. The brain is fragile and often does not heal the way that broken bones can. The damage can stay with you for life. Helmets provide protection. By law, bicycle riders under 18 years of age must wear a bicycle helmet while riding…

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San Francisco Cyclists: Careful at Divisadero and Fell

Posted on February 18, 2012 in Safety

Two Bike Accidents Reported At Same Intersection 24 Hours Apart by Bay City News February 16, 2012 2:15 PM Two collisions involving bicyclists were reported at the same San Francisco intersection about 24 hours apart this week along a corridor that is notoriously dangerous for cyclists, a police captain said today. Both accidents, which also involved…

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Brand New Cyclist Anti-Harassment Law

Posted on February 16, 2012 in Law,Safety

Cyclist anti-harassment law applies in Berkeley from today February 16, 2012 7:30 am by Tracey Taylor The new law allows bicyclists who are harassed or assaulted to take a driver to civil court. Photo: Nancy Rubin Today, Berkeley joins Los Angeles as only the second city in the nation to provide specific civil recourse for harassed and…

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Federal Funding for Cycling in Trouble Again

Posted on February 12, 2012 in Law

Federal support for bicycling is in trouble, again. The U.S. House and Senate have released bills that would reverse 20 years of progress toward making bicycling safe and stress-free for all Americans. The current Senate transportation bill eliminates essential biking and walking programs. To improve the bill, we’re asking senators to vote for a bipartisan amendment that…

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