BICYCLE LAWS: What type of special laws, if any, apply to a California bicyclist?

 

Yes, there are.  The California Vehicle Code does have some specific sections that apply only to bicycle riders. These laws not only protect a bicycle rider, but also set forth specific responsibilities and duties that must be followed and obeyed.

These California laws include regulations on such topics as:

  • Drinking or using drugs while riding a bicycle;
  • Specifics on where the bicyclist may ride and at what speeds;
  • Specifics on the equipment a rider is required to have on their bicycle and on their person when riding;
  • The use of hand signals;
  • The use of bicycle lanes;
  • The number of riders allowed on a bicycle;
  • Specifics on the use of vehicle traffic and turn lanes.
 More Legal Questions About Pedestrian & Bicycle Accidents?

 

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