In honor of Bike to Work week, we here at LADOT Bike Blog would like to give some of those newer riders out there a crash course in the do’s and don’ts of the road. Think of this as a FAQ for someone who hasn’t taken their bike on the road in years. We’ll continue to post up info throughout the week. If you’ve got something you’d like us to cover, just drop it in comments and we’ll try to get to it in a day or two. So far, LADOT Bike Blog has done a lot to cover bike safety when you’re parking your bike, but we haven’t spoken much about bike safety when you’re on the road. It may be old hat for some of our more experienced readers, but let’s get back to basics.
What ARE the rules on the road, anyhow?
It’s hard to be safe when you don’t exactly know what the laws in LA say you can and cannot do. A bicyclist equipped with knowledge of his or her full legal rights on the road is much more likely to have a safe ride.