Do Bicyclists Always Have the Right of Way?
Posted in Bicycle Accidents on July 6, 2022
In Missouri, right-of-way rules are some of the most important traffic laws on the books. The right of way helps control the flow of traffic and prevent accidents and injuries at high-risk areas like intersections and driveways. Some cyclists assume that they always have the right of way when riding their bicycles. However, this is… read more
How to Share the Road With Bicyclists in Kansas City
Posted in Bicycle Accidents on January 10, 2019
In 2017, 333 vehicle crashes in Kansas City involved pedal cyclists. These crashes caused 298 injuries and five deaths. Although bicyclists can contribute to accidents, many crashes arise because of motor vehicle driver negligence. As a motorist in KC, it is your responsibility to share the road safely with bikers. Doing so takes knowing all… read more
Do I Need a License for a Moped in Missouri?
Posted in Bicycle Accidents,Motorcycle Accidents on October 24, 2018
A moped, or motorized pedal cycle, is a lightweight vehicle that operates on low power. It is a popular way to get around Kansas City for those who want to save on gas but wish for an alternative to motorcycles, bicycles, or walking. Before you mount your moped, however, you must make sure you’re obeying… read more
New Years Fitness: How to Not Get Hit By a Car While Running and Biking
Posted in Bicycle Accidents,Pedestrian Accidents,Safety on January 25, 2017
Getting into shape is at the top of many peoples’ New Year’s resolution lists this year. Whether your goal is to lose weight, build muscle, or maintain your current physique, chances are you’ll end up running or biking around Kansas City. Safety should be your top priority during these activities. Every year, thousands of pedestrians… read more
Dangerous Intersections in Kansas City, MO
Posted in Bicycle Accidents,Distracted Driving,Pedestrian Accidents,Safety on April 18, 2016
Although driving invariably comes with a risk of accident, intersections possess added dangers. Congestion at intersections can create hard-to-navigate traffic jams, and corners may limit a driver’s visibility. To stay safe on the road, drivers in Kansas City, MO, should know the locations of accident-prone intersections and what to do if they experience an auto… read more
Tips on Sharing the Road With Cyclists in Missouri
Posted in Bicycle Accidents,Safety on April 13, 2016
These days, cars share Missouri’s roads with many other vehicles. Motorcycles, mopeds, and bicycles are a common site along our roadways. Unfortunately, these vehicles provide less protection, and cyclists who are hit by cars can be seriously injured or killed. In 2014, 720 cyclists were killed by traffic accidents, and many more were injured. For… read more
Electric Bicycle Laws and Safety Information: Is My E-Bike Legal?
Posted in Bicycle Accidents,Motorcycle Accidents,Safety on November 23, 2015
Electric bicycles or “e-bikes” have small motors that may assist traditional pedaling or fully motorize the propulsion to give the rider a scooter-like experience. Some can travel up to almost 30 mph and offer a green, pedal-optional mode of transit for riders. Most of the time, they qualify as bicycles. As such, they’re subject to… read more