Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Deerfield Bicycle Laws

Deerfield has it's own fairly comprehensive bicycle laws on the books. Some things to keep in mind are:

  • White headlight AND white front reflector as well as a red rear reflector are required
  • Persons under 16 are required to use helmets
  • Kids under 12 must use the sidewalks along Deerfield Road or Waukegan Road or County Line (Lake-Cook) Road
  • In business districts bicycles may be ridden on sidewalks
  • Riders must ride single file
  • No cycling under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • No riding no-handed
For the rest of this post, please see:
http://lawyerjimfreeman.com/blog/2009/08/19/deerfield-bicycle-laws

Monday, August 17, 2009

Western Springs Bicycle Laws

Items to consider in Western Springs:
  • Bicycles owned by residents of Western Springs must be registered
  • White headlight and red rear reflector are required
  • Brakes are required
  • Bicycles must have a bell or horn
  • No riding on sidewalks in business districts
For the rest of this post, please see:
http://lawyerjimfreeman.com/blog/2009/08/17/western-springs-bicycle-laws

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Naperville Bicycle Laws

Naperville basically adopts the laws applicable to bicyclists in the Illinois Motor Vehicle Code.

For the rest of this post, please see:
http://lawyerjimfreeman.com/blog/2009/08/12/naperville-bicycle-laws

Monday, August 10, 2009

Bike Salmon- Bad Idea

Bike Snob may or may not have coined the term, Bike Salmon, but it's perfect for the application. Bike Salmon refers to bikers who ride the wrong way down a one way street. While I appreciate that it's not always possible to obey every single law, this is one aspect where violating the law is a really bad idea for a whole slew of reasons.

For the rest of this post, please see:
http://lawyerjimfreeman.com/blog/2009/08/10/bike-salmon-bad-idea