Bike Safety

Nov 19, 2012

With gas prices as high as they are, and parking spots limited on the University's campus, a lot of students use old fashioned methods of transportation. Bicyclists can be seen all around UL Lafayette’s campus, as well as in Lafayette in general. Many bicyclists don't feel safe riding down busy streets like Johnston. And a lot of people wonder, is it legal? Louisiana Law states that every person operating a bicycle upon a roadway shall ride as near to the right side of the roadway as practical, and shall be allowed to operate on the shoulder of a roadway. What the state law does not allow is for a bicyclist to fail to exercise caution when passing a standing vehicle or one traveling in the same direction.

Credit Victoria Perrodin
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