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WHEW! That was close! Close Call advice from Venus de Miles
Dear Babbly: I was almost sideswiped by a car, and my friend had a guy honking and yelling at her while riding. Both incidents infuriated us, but we agreed we're reduced to babbling idiots when we try to come up with something to say to these people. Can you help? - Angry and Helpless Read more [...]
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What the law requires for lights and reflectors…
§ 42-4-221. Bicycle and personal mobility device equipment No other provision of this part 2 and no provision of part 3 of this article shall apply to a bicycle, electrical assisted bicycle, or EPAMD or to equipment for use on a bicycle, electrical assisted bicycle, or EPAMD except those provisions in this article made specifically applicable to such a vehicle. Every bicycle, electrical assisted bicycle, or EPAMD in use at the times described in section 42-4-204 shall be equipped with a [...]
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Riding between set and sunrise? Colorado Law requires the following…
§ 42-4-204. When lighted lamps are required Every vehicle upon a highway within this state, between sunset and sunrise and at any other time when, due to insufficient light or unfavorable atmospheric conditions, persons and vehicles on the highway are not clearly discernible at a distance of one thousand feet ahead, shall display lighted lamps and illuminating devices as required by this article for different classes of vehicles, subject to exceptions with respect to parked vehicles. Wh [...]
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Three feet the minimum safe distance for a motor vehicle driver to give a cyclist when passing
§ 42-4-1003. Overtaking a vehicle on the left The following rules shall govern the overtaking and passing of vehicles proceeding in the same direction, subject to the limitations, exceptions, and special rules stated in this section and sections 42-4-1004 to 42-4-1008: The driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle proceeding in the same direction shall pass to the left of the vehicle at a safe distance and shall not again drive to the right side of the roadway until safely clear [...]
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Colorado’s Bicycling Laws
§ 42-4-1412. Operation of bicycles and other human-powered vehicles Every person riding a bicycle or electrical assisted bicycle shall have all of the rights and duties applicable to the driver of any other vehicle under this article, except as to special regulations in this article and except as to those provisions which by their nature can have no application. Said riders shall comply with the rules set forth in this section and section 42-4-221, and, when using streets and highways with [...]
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Cyclist killed by SUV near Chatfield Reservoir Thursday morning
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — A bicyclist was killed after being hit by an SUV near Chatfield Reservoir on Thursday morning, the Colorado State Patrol said. Read more [...]
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Driver Caught on Dash Cam; Husband on bike killed- Driver gets “Deal” because cyclist in Crosswalk
On Saturday, October 15, 2016, at 5:31pm, K.B. and her fiancé were riding bikes in Littleton, near Bowles on the bike path, when they entered a crosswalk. Without warning, K.B. was hit by a car. Read more [...]
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Audi Boulder Video features RMCC Cycling Team, asks “What’s Your ‘Why?'”
Audi Boulder and 303TV teamed up to produce this video featuring the Rocky Mountain Cancer Center Cycling Team: [...]
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The Top 3 Bicycling Safety Tips for Kids
Colorado Personal Injury Accident and Trial Lawyer D.J. Banovitz gives you three great tips for bicycle safety for kids. More good information on his YouTube Channel [...]
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Types of Skull Fractures in a Bicycle Accident
As outlined by MedlinePlus, several types of skull fractures can occur in a typical bicycle accident, such as a: - simple fracture in which there is a crack in the bone, but no damage to the skin; - linear skull fracture in which there is a fracture in the cranial bone, without depression, splintering or distortion of the bone; - depressed skull fracture in which there is a fracture in the cranial bone with depression of the bone for the brain; and - a compound fracture in which the skin may be [...]
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How to Report a Bicycle Accident in Denver Colorado (or anywhere in Colorado)
If you or another person called the police at the scene and they arrived to fill out a report, you likely do not have to take any additional steps. Still, ask the responding officer if you must fill out any reports at the scene or later online or at a police station. Colorado operates an Online Accident Report system where you may report minor accident report. The Arvada Police Department previously accepted over-the-counter accident reports, but now refers those involved in minor accidents to t [...]
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