At one point or another we’ve all uttered some version of this sentence: “I wasn’t hit, but I was harassed, yelled at, honked at, buzzed, menaced, or otherwise threatened.” But what can you do?
The truth is, being harassed, buzzed (passed so closely from behind, that the hair stands up on your arm and neck), yelled at, incessantly honked at, had objects thrown at you (beer bottles and fireworks among the most common), or any other variety of these types of behaviors, is REALLY, REALLY SCARY to a cyclist out riding their bike. Read more
Planning your commuting route can be challenging, especially if you are just getting started. Hottman Law’s Bike Ambassadors member, Marieke, shares her tips and provides web sites to help map out your commute. Read more
In effect since 2009, Colorado law requires drivers to give cyclists at least 3 feet of space when passing.
Megan discusses this important traffic safety law and offers advice on what a motorist should do if it’s not possible to give 3 feet when passing. Read more
Can cities be held more accountable for safe bike lanes?
Last year, eight people died and 11 were injured while on a bike path in New York City. Now, the victims and surviving relatives plan to sue claiming that the city did not do enough to protect people in the bike lane.
Read what Megan Hottman has to say about the city’s responsibility in Bicycling Magazine – “NYC Bike-Lane Attack Victims Sue the City for More Than $600 Million” Read more
Most cyclists also drive cars. Many motorists also ride bikes. We all want to get where we’re going, safely.
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Results from a University of South Florida study do not support the assumption that cyclists are reckless rule-breakers. According to the study, bicyclists were in compliance with traffic laws 88 percent of the time during the day and 87 percent of the time at night. Read on for additional interesting findings. Read more
Sneak Peak: Safe Cycling Video coming this week from @cyclist_lawyer #ridesafe #drivesafe
Cyclist , Robert Kantor, was hit riding in Evergreen recently. While doing all he could to keep himself safe on the roads, he was still the victim of a hit and run. While the road to recovery will be long, he is glad to be alive. Read more