Rights, and Responsibilities, for Bicycle Riders
If you are like many other people you enjoy the occasional bicycle ride. Bicycles are not only a great form of exercise but as many people are learning they are a clean, healthy and low cost way of commuting to and from work. If you operate a bicycle on a roadway you are granted all of the rights and subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a motor vehicle. This means:
- riding with the flow of traffic
- obeying stop signs and other traffic control devices
- maintaining proper lights at night
- not driving your bicycle on a roadway while intoxicated
If you violate any of the laws applicable to the operation of motor vehicles while riding your bike, you may be so charged and if summonsed, required to appear in court.