Did you know bicycles are required to follow traffic rules? Did you know you can get a ticket for speeding, running a stop sign, failing to yield and riding on the sidewalk? Most people do not know that these are some things one should not do on a bicycle.
Now logic requires a 6 year old to stay off the street when riding a bicycle. What about the adult who uses sidewalks to avoid traffic lights or slow traffic? Beside the fact that by riding your bicycle on the sidewalk, you are violating traffic laws, hit a pedestrian and you are at fault. Worse, you have no insurance to protect you. Remember the bicycle is not covered under your automobile policy and homeowner’s policies are not always available to provide a defense. In this case you will need a bike accident attorney to defend you.
The rule to remember, a bicycle is bound by traffic safety rules. You should check with your homeowner’s insurance agent to see if a special rider is available to cover you or your children while riding a bicycle.