Common U.S. Bicycling Laws -

In the United States, bicycle laws vary by state but generally, bicycles are considered vehicles and are subject to similar laws as other vehicles. Some common laws include:

  1. Helmet requirement: Many states require that bicyclists wear a helmet, especially for children.

  2. Right-of-way: Bicycles have the same right-of-way as other vehicles and must obey traffic signals, signs, and road markings.

  3. Riding with traffic: Bicyclists must ride in the same direction as traffic.

  4. Hand signals: Bicyclists must use hand signals to indicate turns or stops.

  5. Equipment requirements: Bicycles must have working brakes and appropriate lighting for nighttime riding.

It's important to check the specific laws in your state for more detailed information.  For additional information about state and federal bike laws, check out The League of American Bicyclists.

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