As far as the law is concerned, a bicycle is a vehicle that must obey traffic laws. This includes observing the speed limit, obeying traffic signals and signs, and yielding to pedestrians. It is also possible to get a DUI or DWI while riding a bike. A violation of any traffic laws can result in a citation, a fine, or even imprisonment in some cases.
There are many regulations that deal specifically with bicycles. Most regulations deal with proper riding and equipment. Some examples of these regulations include:
Many states have civil penalties for violations of various bicycle laws or moving violations. Such penalties can be very costly, and may affect your car insurance rates. An experienced criminal defense attorney can advise you of your legal rights and defenses.
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