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Biker's rights as motorists(5 posts)

Biker's rights as motoristsbenja15
Oct 20, 2003 3:28 PM
Can anyone point me in the direction of some good info on the subject of biker's rights as motorists along with any other info that might go along with this topic. It's research for one of those fun college papers.

Thanks
re: Biker's rights as motoristsgf99
Oct 20, 2003 3:48 PM
Google your state DMV. Mine (NC) has a PDF of their driver's handbook which is very unambiguous about the fact that bicycles have equal rights to the road.
varies by statelaffeaux
Oct 20, 2003 4:04 PM
As gf99 says, you need to look at your state's vehicle codes. Each state will be different.
www.bikeleague.org - the League of American BicyclistsKerry Irons
Oct 20, 2003 4:22 PM
These folks are The advocacy group for road cycling. Recognize that cyclists rights/responsibilities are governed by state and local laws, so there is a fair amount of variation around the USA (assume you're talking US here). Some states specifically allow riding double on certain roads, while others have mandatory side path rules. I believe all 50 states recognize the bicycle as a vehicle, but it is the net of all a state's laws that really define cyclists' rights. And even these can be modified by local ordinances.
re: Biker's rights as motoristswooglin
Oct 21, 2003 5:03 AM
http://www.massbike.org/bikelaw/indexm.htm

http://www.johnforester.com/