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Category: Law

Do bicycles have to stop at stop signs?

Posted on August 22, 2022 in Blog,Law

It’s an all too familiar scenario: You’re cruising on your bike through a quiet residential neighborhood and there’s no traffic. You’re scanning the street you’re about to cross, there aren’t any cars ahead, but there’s a stop sign. Should you come to a complete stop?  It’s tempting to ride on through. But in California, the…

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SF District Attorney Announces “Rideshare With Care” Program

Posted on September 13, 2018 in Law

San Francisco’s District Attorney’s Office recently announced it will work with ridesharing company Uber on a major public safety campaign. Named “Rideshare with Care,” this safety initiative was designed to help customers ensure their rideshare driver is a legitimate employee. This partnership comes after the SF case of Orlando Vilchez Lazo, who allegedly posed as…

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Can the City of Palo Alto Be Held Liable for Road Defects?

Posted on September 26, 2017 in Law

Being a safe and defensive bicyclist in Palo Alto doesn’t always mean that you’re going to reach your destination without incident. That’s because the cause of some bicycle accidents isn’t necessarily the result of the negligence of the motorists that are supposed to be sharing the road with you. Poor road maintenance involving potholes, sinkholes,…

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Bike Theft

Posted on January 3, 2016 in Law

Because of their value, ease of transport, and ease of resale, bicycles are popular targets for theft.   Bicycle theft can be the broken down into two primary categories, theft of bicycles (theft of the bicycle frame and/or component parts) and theft from bicycles (theft of accessories such as lights, baskets, and data recorders). In…

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