Author: Scott D. Fitzgerald, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Lawyer
In 2014, over 100 million Americans aged 3 and older rode a bicycle at least once. Cycling is considered to be the 7th most popular recreational activity in the U.S. Unfortunately, 743 cyclists were killed and approximately 48,000 more were injured in crashes involving motor vehicles in the United States in 2013, figures which have steadily increased since 2010. In Virginia alone, there were eight cyclist fatalities and 740 injuries in the same year.
Cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities on Virginia roadways as motorists. Virginia law states, “[e]very person riding a bicycle on a highway shall be subject to…