If you enjoy riding a bicycle in the beautiful outdoors of the Wolverine State, you should understand that you have a number of rights and responsibilities.
As a general rule, when you’re riding a bicycle on Michigan roads, you should follow the same rules as motorists.
While a bicyclist cited for a violation doesn’t go on their driving record, riding a bicycle dangerously or disregarding the rules of the road could lead to an accident and serious injury.
Again, Michigan bicyclists must take responsibility for their actions while riding on our state’s roads and streets. Dangerous behavior includes the following, which could lead to an accident and serious injuries:
Michigan motorists need to be aware of bicyclists and operate their motor vehicles safely to avoid accidents and injuries. These types of actions can cause a bicycle accident:
While Michigan law doesn’t require bicyclists to wear helmets (with the exception of riders of a Class 3 e-bike under age 18), Buchanan Law strongly encourages bicyclists to always wear a helmet because it’s been proven that wearing one can help prevent serious brain injuries.
Yes. Michigan Statute § 257.648(4) states that when a person is operating a bicycle, a signal is given by the hand and arm. A bicyclist must signal as follows:
Bicyclists should signal their intentions clearly at least 50-100 feet before changing direction or stopping.
Our Michigan bicyclists and motorists are all safer when we show respect and consideration for one another on the roads!
If you or a family member has been seriously injured in an bicycle accident in Michigan, contact Buchanan Firm. We will help you pursue compensation against the driver who is responsible.
For a free consultation with an experienced bicycle and auto accident attorney in Michigan, contact Buchanan Firm. Our firm proudly serves people all across Michigan, including major cities like Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Detroit, Lansing, Holland, St. Joe, and Ann Arbor, and rural towns such as Lowell, Ada, Fremont, Newaygo, Grand Haven, Rockford, and Cedar Springs. We will meet you after-hours, at home or in the hospital, to accommodate you.
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