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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 That Cause Bicycle Accidents?

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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Mandatory Helmet Laws: A Controversial Topic

Posted on January 2, 2016 in Law

While there is much agreement as to the appropriateness of mandatory helmet laws for children, mandatory helmet laws for adults are one of the most controversial topics in the world of cycling.  Proponents argue that helmets help prevent and/or lessen the effects of head injuries and that therefore helmet use is a valid legal requirement for cyclists of all ages….

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