Friday, September 11, 2009

Be aware of cyclists!

This video refers to specific laws in Chicago. These all sound like reasonable laws and I assume that most cities have similar laws to some or most of these laws.

I think it being illegal for cars to turn right if front of a cyclist is so important that it should be "federal".


Rich said...

No right turn in front of cyclists is codified in the Uniform Vehicle Code, which means's it's almost certainly the law in all 50 states.

11-604.Turning movements and required signals
(a) No person shall turn a vehicle or move right or left upon a roadway unless and until such movement can be made with reasonable safety nor without giving an appropriate signal in the manner hereinafter provided.

It is the responsibility of the person making the turn to ensure that it is safe before doing so.

Rich said...

btw, what most states don't have is a '3 foot passing' law. 15 do: Arkansas, Florida, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Oregon, Illinois, Tennessee, Minnesota, Utah, Wisconsin, Arizona, Oklahoma, Colorado, Louisiana and Maine

I didn't notice anything else on there that wasn't the law in every state.