Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Road laws updated for bicycles

Chapter 525 of the acts of 2008 amend existing laws regarding bicycles on the roads. The law will require law enforcement to be trained in bicycle safety enforcement. It will target both the actions of bicyclists, as well as drivers that endanger cyclists. Bicycles are expected to follow the rules of the road, although there are a few exceptions. They must stay on the right hand side of the road, but can pass a car on the right when it is safe to do so.

The state does not expect the training to be implemented until 2010, but the law is in effect today.

We also have a page on traffic violations for other laws.