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….
Posted on December 28, 2015 in Bicycle News,Blog,Law
Whether you’re outdoors obsessed or a tech maven hoping to build and scale your online business, you can tap a bewildering assortment of apps on almost every topic to make life easier and more fun. Bikers who want to cycle to work and test their skills on the trail can also avail themselves of awesome…
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…
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…
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…
Posted on February 12, 2015 in Case Results,Law
A cyclist was seriously injured when he was struck by a truck that made an illegal left turn against a red arrow. The cyclist had no recall of the incident due to a concussion, and the truck driver stated that the cyclist had run a red light, so CHP blamed the accident entirely on the cyclist….
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…