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Archive: Bike Law Kansas

Vance Preman Aug 12, 2015

So a driver just cut you off, flipped you off, or otherwise harassed you. It’s happened to all of us. I have had a blaring horn scare me and nearly cause me to crash. I would have loved to pull the minivan driver from his seat and give him a piece of my mind or […]

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Vance Preman Jul 30, 2015

This week, a Kansas Jury rendered a verdict in a criminal case that should give cyclists great reason for concern. The Johnson County District attorney charged and prosecuted Paul Hanley of Olathe, Kansas with Aggravated Battery, a felony, following a car bicycle collision last fall near Heritage Park. The cyclist (my client) was riding alone and lawfully using […]

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Vance Preman Jun 08, 2015

It rained 25 days in May in Metro Kansas City, so a bunch of us were itching for a ride on Tuesday June 2, 2015. We have a 20 mile course, mixed residential and pastural hilly (yes, hills in Kansas) country roads that begins and ends at the Prairirefire development in Overland Park, KS, which boasts […]

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Vance Preman May 15, 2015

We’re Number One! We’re Number One! I would scream if I lived in Washington State. But I don’t. I represent cyclists in Kansas and Missouri. As part of Bicycle Month, the League of American Cyclists just published its annual ranking of “bike friendly” states. As a resident of Overland Park, Kansas, I don’t think I’ll […]

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Vance Preman Oct 24, 2014

A local cyclist narrowly avoided tragedy at the hands of a road-raging driver in suburban Olathe, Kansas, on Monday Oct 20. While on a public road, near a well-used public park, the cyclist rode past a driver who was pulling to a stop sign. For no good reason, the driver became engaged, gunned his engine and veered the […]

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Bike Law Jun 24, 2014

As a bicycle accident attorney, cyclist and advocate, I prepared this as an overview of laws that might be beneficial to Kansas cyclists. It is not a complete review of the laws. For more information, please contact [email protected] All statutory references are to Kansas Statutes Annotated (KSA) DAMAGES Kansas follows Modified Comparative Fault. 50% bar […]

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Vance Preman Jun 20, 2014

The Tour of Kansas City starts today! A three-day biking festival in the Kansas City Metro area.

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Vance Preman Jun 05, 2014

Bike Law Vance here.  Last week, Bike Law Ann wrote a passionate blog post about a morning ride in Charlotte, North Carolina and close calls she had with motorists. The post went viral, getting over 10,000 views. What followed was a “debate” in the comments to the post, including some violent ones threatening cyclists on […]

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Vance Preman May 27, 2014

A lively discussion at a local watering hole, Ponaks (which nearly straddles the border between Kansas and Missouri), was initiated by an employee who said, “I heard of a guy who got know a DUI on a bicycle.” Several bystanders chimed in and I decided to take a closer look. The law of Biking While Intoxicated […]

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Bike Law May 12, 2014

On May 10, 2014, BikeWalkKC sponsored its Women’s Bike Summit at the Ewing and Muriel Kaufman Foundation Center in Kansas City.  Over 100 Women from different cycling tribes participated in the all-day event. Commuters, racers, tourers, and general enthusiasts created a diverse group. Bike Law Vance was a guest speaker and participated in a panel discussion […]

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Bike Law May 05, 2014

Bike Law is thrilled to announce that Kansas City bike accident lawyer Vance Preman has joined the Bike Law Network. Vance is a perfect fit: an experience trial lawyer, an avid rider, and a committed cycling advocate.   Read more his Missouri and Kansas pages. Six years ago, Vance Preman had his bike renaissance.  Inspired […]

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