BRAKING REQUIREMENTS: What are the brake requirements for a bicyclist under California vehicle code?

Brakes:  Bicycles must be equipped with a brake that allows an operator to execute a one-braked-wheel skid on dry, level, clean pavement (CVC 21201(a)). It makes just plain good sense to have brakes when riding around San Diego, California.

More Legal Questions About Pedestrian & Bicycle Accidents?

Do you have more legal questions about car & motorcycle accident cases?  Return to the Pedestrian & Bicycle Accidents in California Frequently Asked Legal Questions page.