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Category: Law

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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What to do when you get in a bike accident

Posted on December 15, 2015 in About the process,Blog,Law,Safety

  Getting into a bicycle accident is often a scary and disorienting experience, and most people don’t know what they are supposed to do when it happens to them. There’s so much happening in one quick moment; most accidents come as a surprise, you might not yet be feeling any injuries or how severe they…

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Bay Area Biking – The 5 Best Trails

Posted on November 30, 2015 in Best Articles,Bicycle News,Blog,Law

  Any time you try to pull together a top 5 (or even a top 10) list of biking excursions in the Bay Area, you obviously will disappoint fans out there. To wit, in this post, we will not cover the amazing 10 mile jaunt through Portola Redwood State Park near Pescadero Creek, which shuttles…

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Recent Case Result: Cyclist v. Yellow Cab Company

Posted on March 12, 2015 in Case Results,Law

A 19 year-old cyclist was riding home from work on Broadway in San Francisco when she was violently struck by a Yellow Cab Company driver who was making an illegal U-Turn without signaling. Yellow Cab denied the claim and alleged that the cyclist caused the accident and was exaggerating her injuries and need for medical…

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Bicycle Law of the Day: CVC 21453 (Steady Red Light)

Posted on January 13, 2015 in Law,Safety

The California Vehicle Code requires a cyclist facing a steady red light to come to a complete stop at a marked limit line, or if none is present, before entering the crosswalk on the nearest side of the intersection (CVC 21453).  If there is neither a marked limit line nor a crosswalk, a cyclist must stop before entering…

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