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Texas Pick Up Almost Runs Over Children
Charlie Thomas Mar 20, 2020

One look at this video is all you need to see why this parent reached out to Bike Law with serious concerns about a Dallas driver. Even as a bike accident lawyer that has dealt with many cases of dangerous driving, this video made me shudder in fear. The cycling dad was riding with a […]

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TSA Bike Gear
Charlie Thomas Feb 14, 2020

If you ever leave a bike trip and land in a TSA interview room because of your stowaway bike accessory, reading this blog first may help. On bike rides, I try to never leave home without a CO2 cartridge just in case I get a flat. I recently worked my way through a Transportation Security […]

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Ghost bike in New Orleans
Charlie Thomas Nov 26, 2019

Recently, I was in a spirited discussion about whether Louisiana needs a law to act as a middle ground between serious criminal charges and petty traffic tickets when a bicyclist is hit or killed. Someone asked whether Louisiana law should hold a driver, who didn’t have the “intent” to hurt someone, criminally accountable. This led […]

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Uber Biking Escort
Charlie Thomas Jul 11, 2019

I often find myself wanting to ride on a roadway corridor that doesn’t want me there. At best, I could make it across alive with some close calls and a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. At worst, I wouldn’t be around to write this blog post.  Of course, a safer, alternate route […]

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Bike Law Alps
Charlie Thomas Jul 07, 2019

It’s Tour de France time. I follow the racing daily through the footage on TV feed and still photos. But I hadn’t ever considered what’s happening on the other side of the camera lens. Like, what actually goes into snapping these pictures that we see documenting the Tour’s happenings? I started to care more about […]

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Jo Williams's Unsafe Pass
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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Frank Fisher Ghost Bike
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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