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Bicyclist or cyclist ticketed for a traffic offense cannot have points assessed on bike rider’s Driver’s License. Ohio Statute: Ohio Revised Code (O.R.C.) §4511.52.

Under Ohio Law, a bicycle is defined as a vehicle: a cyclist must obey all traffic rules applicable to vehicles. Ohio Rev. Code Ann. (ORC) §§4501.01(A) & 4511.01(A).  For example, a cyclist must stop at red lights and stop signs (ORC §4511.43); yield to pedestrians on a sidewalk (ORC §4511.441; and ride in the direction ...Continue reading »

Posted on October 4, 2017 by Kenneth Knabe

THE “POSTER CHILD” CASE FOR HIRING AN ATTORNEY WHEN INJURED IN AN AUTO OR BIKE ACCIDENT- Bailey v. Vaughn, 2017-Ohio-7725 September 21, 2017

by Kenneth Knabe, Greater Cleveland’s car and bike accident injury Attorney. 216 228 7200 In a very recent decision, the Court of Appeals of Cuyahoga County upheld a settlement by a pro se (unrepresented) auto accident injury victim who—prior to seeking the advice of an attorney—accepted $1,500 from the at fault driver’s insurance company, when ...Continue reading »

Posted on September 26, 2017 by Kenneth Knabe

Ohio & Greater Cleveland’s laws on Bicycle “dooring” accidents ORC §4511.70(C)

Kenneth Knabe, Greater Cleveland’s bicycle advocate and safety Attorney representing cyclists needlessly injured by unsafe drivers. Championing, advocating and supporting the bike community through bike sponsorships and bike safety education.  Knabe, Brown & Szaller Co. LPA: 14222 Madison Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio 44107.  Phone: 216 228 7200. knabe@brownandszaller.com (mail to: knabe@brownandszaller.com) www.brownandszaller.com (http://www.brownandszaller.com) With thanks to ...Continue reading »

Posted on July 18, 2017 by Kenneth Knabe

Cyclist Duties Under Ohio Law

Since bicycles are considered vehicles, bicycles are lawfully allowed on almost all roads, and bicyclists cannot be confined to riding on the sidewalk. Many local ordinances prohibit riding on the sidewalk and many sidewalks contain hazards not found on the road.

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Posted on April 21, 2017 by Kenneth Knabe

What to do after a Bike Crash caused by an Unsafe Driver?

If you are the victim of a bicycle accident it is important to know what to do in that stressful situation. This blog will help you understand the steps you should take after an accident.

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Posted on April 19, 2017 by Kenneth Knabe

Cyclist Law: Rights and Responsibilities

Ohio law requires cyclists and drivers to share the road within the following legal parameters. Knowing your legal rights and responsibilities is vital for all cyclists’ riding safety, enjoyment and experience.

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Posted on April 19, 2017 by Kenneth Knabe

Solon Ohio Bicycle Laws

In Solon whenever a person is riding a bicycle upon a sidewalk, the person, before overtaking and passing a blind person carrying a white or metallic cane, shall give an audible signal and the right-of-way to the blind person. Click to find out more!

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Posted on April 19, 2017 by Kenneth Knabe

University Heights Ohio Bicycle Laws

In University Heights whenever a person is riding a bicycle upon a sidewalk or street, such person shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian and shall give an audible signal before attempting to overtake and pass a pedestrian or another bicycle. Click to learn more!

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Posted on April 19, 2017 by Kenneth Knabe

Cleveland Heights Ohio Bicycle Laws

In Cleveland Heights you are to use both hands upon the handle grips except when necessary to give the required hand and arm signals.

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Posted on April 19, 2017 by Kenneth Knabe

Bay Village, Ohio Bicycle Laws

If you break the law while enjoying a nice ride in Bay Village, the Police can impound your bicycle. Click to learn more!

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Posted on April 19, 2017 by Kenneth Knabe

Cleveland Ohio Bicycle Laws

In Cleveland you may not operate a bicycle without due regard for the safety and rights of pedestrians and drivers and occupants of all other vehicles, and so as to endanger the life, limb or property of any person while in the lawful use of the streets or sidewalks or any other public or private property.

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Posted on April 19, 2017 by Kenneth Knabe

Euclid Ohio Bicycle Laws

In Euclid riding your bicycle in the business district is not permitted. Click on the blog to learn more laws!

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Posted on April 19, 2017 by Kenneth Knabe

Rocky River Ohio Bicycle Laws

Lights and reflectors are required to ride your bicycle in Rocky River, Ohio.

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Posted on April 19, 2017 by Kenneth Knabe

Lakewood Ohio Bicycle Laws

In Lakewood, Ohio a person operating a bicycle upon a sidewalk, before overtaking and passing a blind person carrying a white cane or guided by a dog, shall dismount and overtake or pass on foot, if necessary for safety.

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Posted on April 13, 2017 by Kenneth Knabe

Westlake Ohio Bicycle Laws

Westlake, Ohio requires bicycles registration. You must lock your bike when parked, You can ride on the sidewalk unless prohibited but you must always yield to pedestrians and walk your bike through an intersection. You must have an activated front white and a red rear light at night and during the day if it rains or is foggy.

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Posted on March 3, 2017 by Kenneth Knabe

Bicycle Night Riding Safety Advisory

If you bike at night (sunset to sunrise) you must have activated front white and red rear lights. Do all you can to be seen and not hit - wear bright reflective clothing, and be sure to have a side light on your rear seat post and lights or reflective materials on your moving parts like your socks or helmets. Stay Conspicuous. Stay Legal. Stay Safe.

Bicycle Safety Night Lights

Posted on January 5, 2017 by Kenneth Knabe

Can a bicyclist go through a red light after Ohio Revised Code § 4511.132 (A) went into effect on March 21, 2017?

Ohio's new "Dead Red" law for bicyclists doesn't allow cyclists to run red lights! Only when the light sensor won't activities, can you ride through a red light and only if it is safe to do so!

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Posted on January 5, 2017 by Kenneth Knabe

The Confluence of Bicycles and Cars: Rights and Responsibilities.

Bicyclists and motorists must understand they have equal rights to the road! Sharing is better than fighting! Knowledge,and education of the law will promote this goal of harmony.

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Posted on December 29, 2016 by Kenneth Knabe

Am. H. B. No. 154; Ohio’s Three Foot Bicycle passing Law

Ohio now requires 3 feet safe distance when a car passes a cyclist!

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Posted on December 26, 2016 by Kenneth Knabe

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