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Bicycle Laws & Rules of the Road in California 

Bicycle road rules and regulations can be confusing, especially when bicycling laws vary from state to state and even city to city. Whether an avid bike rider or a beginner, it’s essential to know the laws, rules, and recommendations for cycling in California to ensure you stay safe on your next bike ride.

Is There a Difference Between Cycling and Biking?

We often come across the terms cycling and biking and wonder if there is a difference between the two. The phrases are used interchangeably, and bikers and cyclists share some similarities but differ in specific ways.

Preparing Your Bicycle for Warmer Weather

For all you dedicated Roseville bicyclists, it is never too soon to get your bikes ready for spring. After all, getting them in good condition will see you through the spring and summer months, which lets you run your errands, ride to school or work and just enjoy being outdoors. The following suggestions can help you not only prepare your bicycle but yourself, so you can lower the risk of being in an accident. If you do happen to be injured by a negligent motorist or other entity, the injury lawyers at AutoAccident.com are here to help you get the compensation you deserve.

Carmichael Intersection Site of Bicycle Accident

A bicycle accident involving a passenger vehicle was reported in Carmichael on August 17. According to the police report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the collision occurred around 7:42 in the morning on Marconi and Randolph avenues and involved a Kia Optima. The right-hand lane of Marconi Avenue was blocked by the collision. No data was released on whether the bicyclist was injured in the collision. Investigators with the CHP will determine how the bicycle accident happened and who was at fault.

California Bicycling Laws Help Establish Liability for Personal Injuries

There are many bicycling laws in California, including those that establish the duties and responsibilities of bicyclists and the duties and responsibilities of motor vehicle drivers operating their vehicles in proximity to bicycles. Many of these laws may have direct application to establishing liability for personal injuries that may result from collisions between bicyclists, automobiles, and/or pedestrians. It’s important as a user of California roadways — whether in a car, on a bike, or on foot — to be aware of these rules.

Elverta and Walerga Roads Intersection Site of Truck and Bicycle Accident

An intersection hit-and-run with injuries occurred in Antelope on Thursday, October 22, at about 3:11 in the afternoon hours. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the crash between a truck and a bicyclist happened at the Elverta and Walerga crossroads directly across from the gas station. 

The Most Dangerous Roadway Areas for Bicyclists in Vacaville

Vacaville has been improving its roads over recent years, but is still not known as a particularly bike-friendly city. While the city boasts multiple greenways for cyclists, many major roads lack bike lanes, making it more dangerous for bicyclists to navigate the city. While predicting exactly where accidents will happen is impossible, bicyclists in Vacaville can improve their safety by learning about which areas of the city have high rates of traumatic bike accidents.

Minor Suffers Severe Injuries During Bicycle Accident in Eureka

On Tuesday, June 9, 2020, a local minor suffered major injuries during a bicycle accident in Eureka. The Eureka Police Department (EPD) stated that the incident involved a group of three cyclists as well as a motor vehicle. Possible causal factors of the accident are being investigated by EPD and updates on the injured woman’s condition were unavailable at the time of reporting.

Intersection Accident Injures Bicyclist in Carmichael

A Carmichael traffic collision caused major injuries to a bicyclist on May 24 at about 5:08 p.m. The incident occurred at the intersection of Angelina Avenue and Fair Oaks Boulevard. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), a green pickup was involved in the traffic collision. Initially, it was thought that the driver left the scene of the accident, but it was later reported that the vehicle was present and no longer listed as a hit and run. 

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