Level the playing field

Jan 26, 2008 | Bicycle Laws | 1 comment

From Bike Coalitio…

In Nevada, I frequently hear that cyclists “have all of the rights and responsibilities of a motorist”, with a few exceptions. This is a blessing and a curse. When two motorists crash together, one gets a “failure to yield” citation and his insurance company pays to have both vehicle repaired. It’s no big deal. When a motorist hits a bicyclist and gets a “failure to yield” citation, it’s no big deal for him but the cyclist frequently is maimed or worse. It just doesn’t seem fair. One gets maimed and the other pays a $100 ticket.

So does anyone know if any state in the US has adopted laws that give cyclists more of a level playing field?