Act 650, signed into law by Governor Asa Hutchinson, allows cyclists to yield at stop signs. The same law allows cyclists to proceed through red lights after stopping and checking for traffic. This law was written to help allow cyclists to use the transportation grid more effectively. Joe Jacobs, chairman of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Cycling, hopes the law will make Arkansas “the cycling hub of the south.” Bicycle injury rates were noted to have declined over 10 percent in Idaho after a similar law was enacted.
At the Law Firm of Kass & Moses, we stay abreast of the law. We do this for two reasons: first, we are cyclists and we are very active and invested in the cycling community, and second, we need to be well-versed in the law in order to represent our clients. As Arkansas bicycle lawyers, our team strives to get fair and just settlements for cyclists who have been injured in crashes. It takes just seconds to suffer a severe injury due to the negligence of others. We believe, and the law concurs, that you should be fairly compensated for your injuries and pain and suffering.
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In a world where more and more people are embracing cycling as a healthy and environmentally friendly means of transportation, we believe it is important that cyclists are protected when crashes occur. Although helmets and proper gear provide some degree of physical protection, injuries are very common. When you are hurt, you need protection under the law. You need someone to protect you from insurance adjusters who are simply following orders to look out for their own bottom line. You need someone to help you understand the legal process and allow you to heal from your injuries while keeping you informed of the progress in your case.
At such a difficult time in your life, it is easy to feel vulnerable. We seek to empower you, to help you understand your rights, and to guide you through the process as we seek fair compensation for your injuries. As Arkansas becomes more bike-friendly, we hope that fewer crashes will occur. Increases in infrastructure and changes in the law are great first steps, but more must be done. If you have questions about a bicycle crash or about Arkansas bicycle law, contact the Law Firm of Kass & Moses today.
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Requirements for legally riding a bicycle vary from state to state. The Kass & Moses team can confidently answer your questions about the specifics of Arkansas bicycle laws. Below are a few rules of the road that every local rider should keep in mind:
- Cycling on sidewalks should be avoided and is prohibited in many Arkansas cities.
- Cyclists are expected to follow the same laws as motorists.
- Helmets are not required, however in Fayetteville and Little Rock cyclists must have a bell or another way of alerting pedestrians.
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