Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Nov 06, 2019 in Auto Accidents
No matter how much experience you have riding a bicycle on Arizona streets, it is still important to review state laws for bicyclists. These laws are designed to help keep you safe and prevent accidents with cars that could cause severe injuries.
You should also review some of the best practices for bicyclists recommended by the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Many of these are common sense tips, but it is easy to develop bad habits and forget to do simple things that could keep you safe and help lower your risk of a dangerous crash.
If you are ever injured in a bicycle crash, you should contact our Phoenix car accident attorneys for a free legal consultation. There is no obligation to take legal action and there are no upfront costs for having us represent you if we determine you have a case.
Arizona has various laws governing what bicyclists can and cannot do on the road. For example, Arizona statutes say bicyclists must:
Arizona law prohibits the following:
Arizona’s Department of Public Safety also has tips for bicyclists to help reduce their risk of injury. This includes:
For example, you should not ride on the sidewalk. The problem with sidewalks is trees, hedges, parked cars and buildings can create blind spots and make it difficult to avoid hazards that appear. You should also avoid passing pedestrians until you know you have their attention.
This site also emphasizes the importance of wearing a helmet, particularly for children. Helmets should be level on the head, just above the eyebrows and not be too far forward or back. The strap should be tight when the child opens his or her mouth wide. If a child is ever involved in a crash, he or she should get a new helmet before his or her next bicycle ride.
Injured in a bicycle crash with a car?
The driver could be at fault and you could be eligible for compensation. It is important to review the situation with a licensed attorney who can determine if you may have legal options.
Our experienced attorneys have a proven track record of recovering fair compensation for Arizona injury victims. We have obtained more than $750 million in more than 27 years.
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