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USA State bicycle/car laws
Hey, gang. I believe most of us bike riders are aware of the dangers of road cycling. We have lights on the bikes. We wear a helmet. We look around and are aware of our surroundings. We signal turns.
But, did you know the things we do to stay safe are actually laws in many states? There are helmet laws, light laws, and rules of the road, etc.
The problem is, the cars and trucks on the road have laws pertaining to bicycle safety too, but they don't know them. To them we are an annoyance. Hit the gas when they are inches away from us giving us the diesel cloud. Sounding the horn and even yelling out of the window to get off the road. Not all roads have a designated bike lane.
We are allowed on the road as a vehicle, but many don't know that.
How well do you know the laws in your state, and how is the message sent to motor vehicle drivers? Here's one site from bike league.org showing laws in every state. Share the road license plates programs in many states send not only a message, but funding for safer roads and education. Spread the word in your state and stay safe.

Motorists are so irresponsible it's sickening.

They forget that driving is a privilege—and take it as an entitlement.

I absolutely hate dealing with motorist entitlement. Rushing to cut me off and assert the right-of-way. Cyclists have the right-of-way at all times. Motorists must be aware of pedestrians in the crosswalk at all times. This includes approaching the crosswalk. But they totally disregard this and assert right-of-way.

I try to ride on the sidewalk as much as I can. But really, there's no such thing as being safe enough.

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