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Charlie Thomas Jun 12, 2019

Should Texas pass a statewide law that bans drivers from buzzing bicyclists? Should Texas fully ban a person from holding a cell phone while driving? We’ve had a decade to consider this issue. Here are my thoughts. A few weeks ago, I sat in the Texas A&M Cycling Team’s last meeting of the school year. […]

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Bicycle Death
Charlie Thomas May 07, 2019

I’m going to the Ride of Silence on the evening of Wednesday, May 15, 2019. This ride honors those who have been injured or killed while riding and raises awareness about sharing our roadways. If you’re in favor of this, come ride with us.   The Ride of Silence happens worldwide and is now in […]

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Charlie Thomas Apr 11, 2019

LOUISIANA BICYCLE LAWS It’s important to know your legal rights (and duties) when bicycling in Louisiana. It is especially important after a bicycle accident (we call them bicycle “crashes” and explain why here). For any questions about the State’s bike laws, or about your rights to the road, contact attorney Charlie Thomas directly. Right to […]

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University Student Attacked on Bike New Orleans
Charlie Thomas Oct 25, 2017

A motorist driving a gray Dodge Durango SUV attacked a University of New Orleans student, Timothy Walls, who was riding his bicycle home from class.

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Charlie Thomas Aug 23, 2017

Please help us find the driver of the dark-colored, four-door sedan that hit and paralyzed Omar Hindi in New Orleans on August 7, 2017

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biking on highway laws in texas
Charlie Thomas May 17, 2017

Charlie answers a frequently asked question whether one may legally ride a bicycle on highway Interstate 10 and other freeways in Texas.

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St Charles New Orleans Bike Lane
Charlie Thomas Mar 30, 2017

Proper bicycle crash reporting from responding police officers is critical for bicycle accident cases and for crash data reporting.

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Charlie Thomas Sep 29, 2016

Please help us find the driver of the vehicle who struck and seriously injured our friend and client, Michelle Phillips on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. The vehicle appears to be a white Toyota Solara convertible with a tan top that ran a stop sign at Esplanade Avenue and Crete Street in New Orleans. As shown in […]

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Charlie Thomas Sep 23, 2016

BREAKING NEWS: 9/28/16: Rebekah Abernathy’s hit and run driver has been identified and arrested. Michael Foley confessed to committing the crime in his 2007 Dodge. We understand that he was driving on a suspended license. Thanks to everyone who called with tips and sightings of the car. We’ll post updates with the criminal case as they […]

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Louisiana VRU Law Defeated Today
Charlie Thomas Jun 02, 2016

*** 2d UPDATE, June 5, 2016, noon *** A cyclist emailed Havard to ask him to change his anti-bike position; Havard responded.  His parents not only taught Havard “not to play in the road,” they apparently taught him when you are in a hole, keep on diggin’! We invite you to let him know how […]

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Charlie Thomas Mar 14, 2016

Iain Gerrard would have finished his 1,500 mile bike tour with a fun, slow-paced ride through the French Quarter, but sadly, the opportunity was taken from him. His parents, William and Jean Gerrard, are coming to New Orleans to experience the bike ride that their son was never able to finish. On Sunday, March 20, […]

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Charlie Thomas May 12, 2015

“How about I get out and f*** you up in front of your kid?,” says the person driving the car next to me. And a Happy Mother’s Day to you as well… Here’s what happened and here’s how I fought back. As someone who both drives a car and rides a bike, I consistently urge […]

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