Last week I met with an assistant district attorney in Santa Clara County to better understand how the office decides to prosecute in incidents that involve bicyclists.
Some new things that I learned: In a collision between a vehicle and a bicycle, it is only considered a crime if 1) There is a resultant fatality or 2) There is an injury that involves gross negligence or reckless... read the whole note.
The following recommendations have been provided by our supporters at the Law Office of Daniel H. Rose.
The Law Office of Daniel H. Rose strongly recommends to all California bicyclists that they purchase, as part of their car or motorcycle insurance policy, high limits of uninsured motorist (UM) coverage in case they are ever injured by a motorist.
Sadly, it is often the case... read the whole note.
Visit these online resources for information about bicyclists and the law:The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s Bike Law 101 page. The California Driver's Handbook, which contains laws for all users of the road The League of American Bicyclist’s page on national bicycle law. The California Bicycle Coalition’s page on legislation in California that impacts bicyclists. Bicycle-friendly... read the whole note.