Is Riding a Bicycle in a Crosswalk Legal in California?

Several people in the San Francisco Bay Area wonder whether they need to walk their bicycle across the California crosswalks. Technically, in California, one is supposed to walk it whenever he or she is in a crosswalk. Under the California Vehicle Code Section 21200 governing the operation of cycles in the state, riding it across…

Safety Tips For Lane Splitting In California

California is the only state in the entire US that made lane splitting legal. Through lane splitting, motorcyclist can bypass the traffic congestion and avoid the risk of having to stop behind a stationary vehicle. Motorcyclists can move between rows or lanes of slow moving or stopped traffic that travels in the same direction. But…

What is Pure Comparative Negligence and Which Kinds of Cases Involve It

Comparative negligence systems are of two types: “modified” and “pure”. The pure comparative negligence system compensates plaintiffs only when their fault does not go beyond a certain percentage. It is up to the judge or jury to determine the portion of the fault that is attributable to parties involved in an injury case. California uses…

If a Car and Cycle Collide, Which Party is at Fault for it?

Owing to the climate and the citizens’ environmental awareness, motorcycles and bicycles have become the transportation means of choice for a huge segment of California’s population. This means that motorcycle and bike riders must share the highways and streets of the US state with other automobiles. Even though it may appear that auto drivers are…