Bike Accidents

Overview of State and Local Bike Laws in Texas

Before starting to bicycle in any urban environment, you should take some time to familiarize yourself with state and local laws. Every state is different, and some counties and cities also have their own rules when it comes to this activity. Here are the laws you need to know before you head out to cycle in and around Austin. Local Bike Laws in Austin These laws apply within the city limits of Austin: Helmet requirement. Every child younger than 18 years old must wear a helmet while bicycling. Riding on sidewalks. Sidewalk riding is banned in most areas of the city. Ride…

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16-year-old boy’s bicycle death

On June 6, 2015, our community suffered yet another preventable death.  At around 6:30 pm, Brian Silva, was riding his bike south on Johnny Morris Road when he was hit by a car.  He was pronounced dead at Brackenridge Hospital at approximately 7:15 pm that same night.  In his possession, Brian Silva had his paycheck stub and his cell phone.  His paycheck stub had his name and correct address on it.  However, it was over 22 hours until the family was notified of their son’s death. This fact will be very difficult for the family to overcome.  There were many…

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