Bicycles are prohibited on Riverside sidewalks unless there is a sign posted that specifically permits bicycles on those sidewalks. Because of this, bicyclists have no choice but to share Riverside roads with automobiles. California law provides that bicyclists are permitted to operate on California roads and for the most part, they have the same rights and responsibilities as automobile drivers. Unfortunately, as Riverside bicycle accident attorneys know, automobile drivers frequently do not respect bicyclists’ rights on the road and that raises bicyclists’ risks of accidents and serious injuries.
Some of California’s most frequently violated bicycle laws that result in bicycle accident injuries and fatalities are described below:
According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, in 2016 there were 319 bicycle accident injuries and fatalities reported in Riverside County and 88 of those occurred in the city of Riverside. Bicyclists and motorcyclists have a duty to operate safely and legally on Riverside roads, but bicyclists should participate in additional safe practices in order to keep themselves safe from negligent drivers.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles provides that in addition to following California rules of the road, bicyclists should follow four basic safety tips, described below.
Riverside bicycle accident attorneys know that even the safest bicyclists who take every possible precaution are unable to avoid every accident with negligent or reckless automobile drivers. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries in a bicycle accident, contact an attorney at The Hayes Law Firm, APC to discuss your accident and injuries sustained by calling 323-477-1415. You deserve to be compensated and our attorneys can help.
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