Q & A - Know Your Rights
It is important to remember that an operator of a bicycle has the same duties as an operator of a motor vehicle while using the public roadways. If you fail to obey the “rules of the road” and wind up in an accident, your rights to recover will likely be significantly prejudiced, if not altogether lost. In
The most important reason to obey the rules of the road is that doing so protects your safety as a cyclist. Additionally, you are an ambassador of the sport, and the general public tends to judge all cyclists based upon your level of responsibility on the roadways. Also important, however, is the fact that your rights to compensation in the event of an accident can be jeopardized if you fail to act responsibly on the roadway.