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Bicycle Safety: Know the Laws in Texas!

| Kay Van Wey

With beautiful weather beckoning us to the outdoors to exercise this spring, many will hit the streets on their bicycles. The Texas Department of Transportation has some great information on their website that explains some very important bicycle laws in Texas that you may not be aware of, and explains how they may apply to cyclists. Being familiar with laws just might save your life and keep you safe and healthy while you enjoy the weather.

Frequently asked questions that apply to bicycles and pedestrians are answered by theTexas DOT as well. For example, you can learn whether traffic laws apply to cyclists, and what traffic laws do not. Texas code states that all of the rights and obligations to all duties of the road that apply to motor vehicles also apply to cyclists.

In addition, you will learn that a person operating a bicycle, if moving slower than traffic, must ride as near to the right curb or edge of the road as possible. Make sure, then, that next time you are riding, you are not in the middle of the roadway. This is something I see often and can be very dangerous.

There is so much more to learn by reading the complete article.

Enjoy the outdoors and be aware of your surroundings so that you, your friends and family members stay as safe as possible. Be a defensive cyclist as well because there are so many drivers today that are distracted by their electronic devices and may not be watching out for you.

If you have been seriously injured or have lost a loved one while cycling, and the motor vehicle operator was negligent, you have rights.Contact Van Wey, Metzler & Williams, PLLC today for a free consultation, or simply fill out the short form above and we will get back to you within 24 hours. We would like to help you sort things out and get you the compensation you deserve.

By: Kay Van Wey | December 1st, 2015

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