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Whether you are bicycling for fun, during a commute, or for exercise, the unfortunate reality is that you face a risk each time you get on the road. A motor vehicle driver may be intoxicated, changing lanes without paying attention, or performing a variety of other negligent actions that may result in a collision. If you were injured in the Houston metroplex and believe you need a Houston bicycle accident lawyer, contact our team at Zinda Law Group today. We have the necessary skills and ability to fight on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve.
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Questions and answers regarding Texas bike laws and regulations
Riding a bicycle in Texas is typically a great way to get exercise and spend time outdoors. Before taking your bike out, however, it is beneficial to understand what rules and regulations apply to bicyclists in Texas. Understanding these policies will help you avoid an accident and aid you in your future personal injury lawsuit.
The Texas Department of Transportation website contains answers to frequently asked questions regarding bike laws and regulations in Texas, including:
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What Traffic Laws Apply to Cyclists?
In general, bicyclists have the same obligations and are entitled to the same rights as anyone operating a motor vehicle. Unless specifically stated in Texas law, the same laws that apply to a motor vehicle operator will apply to a person operating a bicycle. That is, unless there is a certain duty applicable to car drivers that cannot, by its nature, apply to persons on bicycles.
Exceptions to this generalized statement consist of the following:
- If a bicyclist is moving slower than normal motor vehicle traffic, the individual riding the bicycle must ride as near as practicable to the right curb or edge of the roadway.
- A bicyclist may only ride on a permanent and regular seat attached to the bicycle.
- A person cannot use a bike to carry more persons than the bicycle is designed to carry.
- A bicyclist may not attach the bicycle to a streetcar or vehicle on a roadway.
- A bicyclist may not carry any object that prevents the rider from keeping at least one hand on the handlebars.
- Bicyclists must use hand signals to signal their intent to stop, turn left, or turn right.
- Every bike must be equipped with a brake that allows the bike to stop on dry, level, clean pavement.
- An individual may not operate a bicycle at night unless the bicycle has a headlamp and red reflector.
If you were following these rules and regulations but were still injured while on a bicycle, you may be entitled to compensation. Call and schedule an appointment for a free case evaluation by Zinda Law Group today.
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Does Texas Have a Law Prohibiting Bikes on Sidewalks?
There are no specific state laws prohibiting riding bikes on sidewalks; however, local governments may enact their own ordinances. So, it is important to ask local law enforcement or stay aware of posted signs when riding in any new area. Further, a person may stop, stand, or park a bike on a sidewalk so long as the bike does not hinder normal pedestrian movement on the sidewalk.
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Is it Legal to Park a Motor Vehicle in a Bike Lane?
Although there is no specific state law prohibiting a motor vehicle from being parked in a bike lane, the driver of the motor vehicle should check local ordinances and posted signs.
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Can I Ride a Bike on Interstate Highways in Texas?
According to Texas law, the Texas Transportation Commission may prohibit bicyclists from riding on a limited-access or controlled-access highway. If the commission chooses to enact such a rule, the commission must maintain official traffic-control devices on the portions of the highway for which the law applies. It should be noted, however, that the office of General Counsel is unaware of the commission taking any such action to date.
If you have any other questions regarding Texas bicycle laws, contact a personal injury attorney at Zinda Law Group as soon as practicable. We can help explain these policies in more detail and walk you through the entire legal process.
Further, we have the experience and resources to build you the strongest case possible to get you the compensation you deserve. Call a Houston injury attorney at Zinda Law Group today to discuss your potential case.
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