Sometimes When I’m Driving To Work I Will See A Person Riding A Bike Against The Flow Of Traffic. Is That Legal?
By law, bicyclists are viewed as motorists and expected to follow the same rules of the road as other drivers of vehicles. For this reason, bicycles are NOT permitted to ride against the flow of traffic. But, beware! Most bicycle accidents that involve another vehicle occur in an intersection.
Over 60% of those bicycle-vehicle collisions result while the cyclist is riding against traffic. Car drivers involved in these accidents often report that they never saw the bicyclist coming. Nevertheless, if you ever see a bicyclist riding the opposite direction, that does not give you license to drive recklessly. It is important for both drivers to show extreme caution amongst one another, and especially in the area of highly dangerous intersections.
Accidents which involve a bicycle and vehicle frequently result in a life-changing injury including traumatic brain injury, chest and abdomen injury, and limb injury. If you have been involved in a bicycle-vehicle accident, it is vital to get expert advice for your claim.
Contact a Broward County Bicycle Accident Attorney to assist you achieving a successful claim for your injury. Call Law Office of David Benenfeld for a FREE consultation to help fight for your fair recovery. Call: [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″].