Phoenix Car Accident Attorney
Serving the greater Phoenix area, Mesa, and surrounding cities
Bicycling is a popular sport in Arizona, and many regions have bike lanes, along with urban bike trails to accommodate bikers. However, to get exercise, bicyclists also ride on regular thoroughfares.
Every state has its own specific laws regarding bicycle traffic, and local areas have additional applicable statutes. Arizona State law requires vehicles to leave a safe distance of not less than three feet when passing a bicycle traveling in the same direction until the vehicle has cleared the bicycle. Bicyclists also have the right-of-way. However, a bicyclist must adhere to traffic laws such as riding with the flow of traffic, using bike lanes whenever possible, and stopping at red lights and stop signs.
Despite safety precautions, bike accidents occur. Because bikes afford no protection to soften an impact, bicyclists frequently suffer severe injuries. If facing permanent disability or other serious injury, it is important to know your rights and legal options.
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