As a person that enjoys riding on the street, I find it appalling that motorists simply do not abide by the bicycle lane rules of the road. let’s note a few examples that try any cyclist’s patience
You, car driver, you can have almost the whole street. Please do not drive in the bike lane, because you want to pass on the right. Stay in your lane. You do not need to jeopardize our safety because you are in a hurry.
Hey car driver, can you please stay out of the bike until you near the intersection where you want to turn right. We know you think it’s okay to pull into the bike lane 300 to 500 feet back from the intersection because you are impatient with traffic, but we either have to slow down for you, or you are driving up behind us and causing great frustration and danger.
When you want to park, do you know that there is no parking in a bike lane. Please don’t do it because you cant find a parking spot. You force us to negotiate around your car and into traffic, which can be very dangerous on southern California streets and highways, like PCH.
Lastly, look before you open your door. It is hard to enjoy our ride, when we have to look at every parked car to see if a driver is sitting in the car and ready to open their door into our path. As an Orange County bicycle accident attorney, we have seen our share of injury occurring in this manner.
If you have been the victim in a bicycle accident, we can and will advocate your rights. Please call us for a free consultation at 1 888 752-7474. We will make sure, as a California bicycle accident attorney, that your rights are protected and that careless driver is held accountable for simply not following the simple rules of a bike lane.