Whether you are a competitive cyclist or recreational rider you are exposed to risks on the road. It is essential that as riders we remain vigilant, because any accident with a vehicle, the cyclist is the loser. Some of us are recent converts to cycling. Like a lot of things, when you try it you gain a greater appreciation of people who are really good at it.
Cycling is an excellent way for those of us who are trying to fight aging process and a great sport for camaraderie and motivation of other riders to keep getting out on the road. The down side is that, if you are in a cycling accident, you will sustain dramatically more severe and life-altering injuries than other vehicle accidents.
Successfully representing bicycle accident victims necessitates knowing the nuances. It also requires an understanding of basic bicycle mechanics and the bicycling laws in the jurisdiction where the accident occurred.
Midwest Cycling Law: Can We Ride Side by Side?
One frequently asked question amongst cyclists is can we ride side by side or do we need to be single file. Answer: all over the Midwest states have specific statutes allows cyclists to ride their bicycles side by side.
Illinois statute: 11-1505.1
Indiana statute: 9-21-11-G
Ohio statute: 4511.55(B)
Wisconsin statute: 346.80(3)(a)