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Bicycling and the Law: Your Rights as a Cyclist [Paperback]

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According to statistics compiled by the League of American Bicyclists, more than 57 million Americans rode a bicycle in 2005. Of these, more than 9 million describe themselves as "active cyclists" --- weekend riders, off-road riders, commuters, and amateur and professional athletes. These 9 million face the daily hazards of commuting in traffic, overenthusiastic dogs, faulty roads, harassment, road rage, and bicycle theft. This book was written for them. Bicycling and the Law is designed to be the primary resource for cyclists faced with a legal question. It provides readers with information that can help them avoid many legal problems in the first place, and informs them of their rights, their responsibilities, and what steps to take if they do encounter a legal problem. This useful guide makes the law both entertaining and comprehensible, presenting an accurate and thorough explanation of the laws governing bicycles and the activity of bicycling.

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Pages   384
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.1" Width: 5.3" Height: 1.5"
Weight:   1.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 28, 2007
Publisher   VeloPress
ISBN  1931382999  
ISBN13  9781931382991  

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Essental information and a good read too.   Aug 16, 2008
This is a book with vital information for any serious cyclist. As more cyclists take to the streets and conflicts with automobile drivers increase, "Bicycling and the Law" give you the tools you need to survive and fight back against discrimination against cyclists. Practical, with down to earth examples that make it an easy read. Mine keeps getting loaned out, so get your own.
Especially helpful book explaining your cycling rights.  Jun 20, 2008
I was hesitant at first but did eventually purchase this book. I wished I had this book a couple decades ago. Very informative about the abuse and bias towards cyclists, and also very helpful concerning the cyclists rights when on the receiving end of the abuse and bias. If you commute by bike or just ride for pleasure, this book contains some helpful insights should things go wrong, or even how to explain the effect of the annoyances so many cyclists have learned to tolerate. This book explains you do not need to tolerate many things accepted as normal when out cycling. I found some information explained in the book that is especially helpful when harrased by a potential road rage motorist that yells "get off the road", or simply being cut off by someone passing you too closely. Readers may find some of the history of the laws a bit much, but some of that dry history really helps explain the legal issues. A worthwhile read, especially since more and more people will hit the streets with pedal power as fuel prices increase. If I experience what I have in the past while cycling, this book will have paid for itself during the first minor incidence. I will be very glad I purchased this book the day it is necessary to put this information to use.
Great for all cyclists  Dec 26, 2007
This book is perfect for anyone who gets on a bicycle. Although you would think the subject matter would be boring at times, the author discusses everything in an interesting context. Must read for cyclists.
Lawyer speak and some common sense  Nov 6, 2007
Lots of good information, especially about bicycle safety. Plenty of generalizations that point one in the right direction but a bit short on some specifics; but, most states have such varied statutes that it would be difficult to cover them all in this type of publication. Good information on insurance as it relates to cycling...
Excellent Resource  Nov 4, 2007
The best resource (that I know of) on bicycle laws and their history.
It will answer just about any questions you might have -- like what can you do when the left turn signal isn't triggered by your bike, etc.
Highly recommended.

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