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Wisconsin Bicycle Laws and Safety

Both the city of Green Bay and the state of Wisconsin are dedicated to encouraging a driving environment that is both friendly and respectful to bicyclists. Given the danger that drivers present to bicyclists, it’s important that everyone on the road follow both state and local laws designed to regulate bicycle usage and safety. For drivers, it’s important to know and understand the laws that regulate bicycle usage, so that they know how to interact with bicyclists they encounter on the road.

Unfortunately, many drivers do not know how to share the road with bicyclists and pose a threat to their safety as a result. If you have been injured by an automobile while on a bike, you should seek to hold the driver responsible for their reckless or negligent behavior. Contact a Green Bay personal injury lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 today to discuss your case.

Wisconsin Bicycle Rules

In Wisconsin, bicyclists must follow certain rules while they are riding their bikes. These rules allow bicyclists to be predictable. This predictability allows automobile drivers to interact with bicyclists with a greater degree of confidence. It’s important that both bicyclists act as vehicles and motorists remember that, in the eyes of the law, bicycles are vehicles that have as much a right to the road as they do. Some important rules for both bicyclists and other motor vehicle drivers to remember are

  • Bicyclists must ride the same direction as traffic
  • Bicyclists belong on the road, not the side walk
  • There should be three feet between a bicyclist and the curb or parked cars

Unfortunately for those who choose to ride bikes instead of drive cars, most accidents between cars and bikes are preventable, and are largely caused by automobile drivers not driving safely near bicyclists.

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A Green Bay personal injury attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® hold that bicyclists have a right to the road. If you have been injured by a vehicle while riding a bike, you might be able to seek financial compensation for your injuries. Contact us today at 800-242-2874 to learn how we may be able to help you.