This post was written a while ago but I was waiting for my cycleist friend to give me his opinion before I posted it. Well go figure between work (he is a landscaper) cycleing, and the rest of life he just dosen’t have the time right now. So here it is my un-expert opinion and all.
I’ve been thinking about this for a while, but in light of the recent public arrest of Alec Baldwin I figured now was as good of time as ever to bring it up.
On a Bike?
You still have to follow traffic laws.
Yes you must stop for red lights, you must follow the direction of traffic, and you must yield on a yellow light. You do have rights as a cyclist vs vehicle however these rights only come if you are following the law. Now I won’t pretend to know if this is true in all states however the 3 I’ve lived in all agree to the above.
- Yield to traffic already on the road (first come, first served)
- Bike on the right side of the road (not aginst traffic.)
- Obay traffic signals
- Yield beforeturning
- At intersections stop on the side you will turn into.
- Speed positioning between intersections ( I don’t know how to say this better just read the explination)