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Review and analysis of Virginia traffic law affecting bicycle safety

Charles B. Stoke

Review and analysis of Virginia traffic law affecting bicycle safety

by Charles B. Stoke

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Published by Virginia Highway & Transportation Research Council in Charlottesville, Va .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Virginia.
    • Subjects:
    • Bicycles -- Law and legislation -- Virginia.,
    • Traffic regulations -- Virginia.,
    • Traffic accidents -- Virginia.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Charles B. Stoke and Owen J. Shean.
      ContributionsShean, Owen J.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKFV2697.75.B53 S86 1980
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxiii, 48, [5] leaves ;
      Number of Pages48
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3923258M
      LC Control Number81620694

      Every person riding a bicycle on a highway shall be subject to the provisions of the Code of Virginia section on motor vehicles and shall have the rights and duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle unless a provision clearly indicates otherwise. As a result, bicyclists must obey all traffic . 24VACC. Required Elements of a Traffic Impact Analysis 46 Summary of the Methodology/Standard Assumptions for a VDOT Traffic Analysis 51 Crash History and Analysis 57 Traffic Analysis Software for Conducting Calculations 57 R. EGULATIONS: 24VAC

        Virginia bike laws. Always ride with the flow of traffic. A front light and rear reflector are required after dark. On roads with posted speeds of 35 or greater a red taillight is also required. A taillight is strongly recommended any time after dark. Code of Virginia. Table of Contents» Title Motor Vehicles» Subtitle III. Operation» Chapter 8. Regulation of Traffic» Article 4. Passing» § Passing bicycle, electric personal assistive mobility device, electric power-assisted bicycle, moped, animal, or animal-drawn vehicle.

      The defense of serious traffic offenses is a very volatile area of law in Virginia in which constitutional protections for an individual conflict with the right of the general public to be protected from unsafe drivers. This book will be a resource for both the new and .   The GHSA recommends a “Three E” approach – engineering, education and enforcement – for bicycle safety. An essential component of education is wearing a properly fitted helmet. A bike helmet is a cyclist’s best line of defense, reducing risk of head injury by more than 50%. For severe head injuries, the protective benefit is even higher.


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Review and analysis of Virginia traffic law affecting bicycle safety by Charles B. Stoke Download PDF EPUB FB2

REVIEW AND ANALYSIS OF VIRGINIA TRAFFIC LAW AFFECTING BICYCLE SAFETY. In an effort to assess the nature and scope of Virginia's bicycle/motor vehicle crash problem, the literature relevant to bicycling and bicycle/motor vehicle accidents was reviewed, Virginia bicycle/motor vehicle accident data for were analyzed, and the Code of Virginia, the Uniform Vehicle Code, and the Author: Charles B Stoke, Owen J Shean.

In response to House Joint Resolution #, passed during the session of the Virginia General Assembly, a study was made to assess the nature and scope of the bicycle-motor vehicle crash problem in the Commonwealth, to determine which provisions of the Code of Virginia were inadequate to address the recent trend toward increased bicycle use, and to make recommendations for changes in the Code to improve the safety and mobility of bicyclists Author: Charles B Stoke, Owen J Shean.

In Virginia, motorists must leave at least three feet of clearance between themselves and the cyclist while passing and cannot go back to the right side of the highway until safely beyond the bike.

Furthermore, on July 1,Virginia passed a dooring law which made it so that drivers could not open the door of their parked vehicle on the same side of moving traffic until it was safe to do so. Buy Review and analysis of Virginia traffic law affecting bicycle safety by Charles B Stoke (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store.

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Shean. Charlottesville, Va.: Virginia Highway & Transportation Research Council, "VHTRC R16"--Added t.p. Bicycle safety. Corporate Authors: Virginia Highway and Transportation Research CouncilAuthor: Charles B Stoke, Owen J Shean.

The greatest barrier to a safe biking environment is the threat of collision with a motor vehicle. This research will focus on crashes between bicycles and motor vehicles and utilize econometric analysis to determine risk factors that contribute to the injury level experienced by the bicyclist.

New Bicycle Safety Law in Virginia. By Josh Silverman on J There have been several very high profile bicycle accidents in the Richmond area recently. Previously motorists must give bicyclists at least 2 feet of space when passing.

Virginia law has been amended to now require three feet of space when passing a a bicyclist. Code of Virginia. Table of Contents» Title Motor Vehicles» Subtitle III. Operation» Chapter 8. Regulation of Traffic» Article Bicycles» § Riding bicycles, electric personal assistive mobility devices, electric power-assisted bicycles, motorized skateboards or scooters, and mopeds on roadways and bicycle paths.

Virginia Department of Transportation Page 6 of 34 Traffic Impact Analysis Regulations C. Review Process. After formal submission of a proposed plan or plan amendment for review, the department shall forward the plan or plan amendment to the district planning manager.

VDOT may, pursuant to. Virginia Bicycle Safety Laws. Knowing and following Virginia’s bike safety laws is vital to maintaining safety. And in the case of a serious bicycle accident, it is important to understand your rights as a bike rider.

Here are four bicycle safety laws that every Virginia bicyclist should understand and follow. Bicycles and Cars Must Share. It is fairly common for the general assembly to review Virginia traffic laws as they apply to bicycles and review them on a semi-regular basis.

So it is not every year that there is a new rule about bicycles, but more often every couple of years. If someone is concerned about bicycle laws, it is important to check out bicycle advocacy groups.

Coordinating Transportation and Land-Use Planning What's New The Traffic Impact Analysis Regulations were amended during early The amendments offer local governments the option of conducting a single traffic analysis at the comprehensive plan stage of the development process for all parcels that are part of a small area plan for an urban development area designated.

Bicycle Safety Bicycle Rules of the Road. Bicycles are subject to many of the same laws as motor vehicles, and Bicyclists are subject to many of the same laws as drivers.

When passing a bicyclist, motor vehicles must proceed at a reasonable speed and travel at least three feet to the left of the overtaken bicycle. There were bicyclists killed in traffic crashes in the United States in As you might expect, when a crash occurs between a vehicle and a bike, it’s the cyclist who is most likely to be injured.

In this section, you’ll learn bicycle safety tips and rules of the road, from properly fitting your helmet to driving defensively and predictably. You’ll also find educational material. David S. Anderson, in Handbook of Traffic Psychology, 1 Overview.

Traffic safety is commonly promoted through the standard three-pronged approach using engineering, enforcement, and education. Each of these elements has an important role with the desired outcome of safer communities vis-à-vis traffic safety. Cyclists may overtake and pass another vehicle or cyclist on either side of the road, staying in the same lane as the overtaken vehicle/cyclist, or change to a different lane, or ride off the roadway as necessary to pass with safety.

The Washington law was intended to extend information about how to drive safely among bicyclists and pedestrians to those cited for traffic infractions who must take a driver safety course.

Louisiana also requires a summary of the 3-feet bicycle passing law (See section on passing laws on pages ) in any instructional publication for drivers. Bicycle Safety Bicycle Rules of the Road. Bicycles are subject to the same laws as motor vehicles.

When passing a bicyclist, motor vehicles must proceed at a reasonable speed and travel at least three feet to the left of the overtaken bicycle. Riders should practice safe and legal bike operation: Ride with traffic.

FHWA Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA’s mission is to saves lives, prevent injuries and reduce economic costs due to road traffic crashes, through education, research, safety standards and enforcement activity.

NHTSA’s website includes resources and more information about safe bicycling and. Bicycle Safety and Virginia Law FAQs It’s pretty obvious that bicycles lack the many safety features that cars and other vehicles on the road have. There is no enclosed cabin made of steel and plastic, no airbags, seatbelts, or other built-in safety features.

virginia department of transportation safety on bicycle safety to the governor and the general assembly of virginia house document no. 4 review and analysis of virginia traffic law affecting bicycle safety by charles b. stoke research scientist and owen j.

shean.National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Traffic Safety Facts, data – bicyclists and other cyclists External. Washington, DC: US Department of Transportation; (Publication no.

DOT HS ). Attewell RG, Glase K, McFadden M. Bicycle helmet efficacy: a meta-analysis. Accid Anal Prev ; National Highway Traffic. Title Chapter 8 of the Code of Virginia, which contains laws that cover motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians, offers several safety tips for bicyclists to minimize the risk of an accident happening.

Before You Ride. Get a bicycle that fits you. You should be able to reach the pedals and handlebars easily to ensure easy control of the bike.