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Archive: Bike Law Texas

Unleashed dog attacks cyclist
Charlie Thomas Apr 03, 2020

What is worse – the underlying act or the coverup? A few days ago, we received a request for help from Eames Bennett, a Ph.D. Candidate at Texas A&M University. Recently, Eames was riding his bike home in College Station, Texas. At the same time, a family was walking their unleashed dogs next to a […]

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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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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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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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Charlie Thomas Oct 17, 2014

  At approximately 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 56 year-old Bobby Brooks pedaled his bicycle down Hansen Road in Houston, Texas. This stretch of Hansen is primarily light-industrial and only blocks from the end of Runway 22 at Houston’s William Hobby Airport. As Mr. Brooks rode down Hansen and into the intersection with […]

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Charlie Thomas Aug 26, 2014

As both a bicycle accident attorney and advocate for safer riding, I previously prepared an article to serve as an overview of the laws that apply to riders while bicycling in Texas. We now focus on cities that have passed their own book of laws that also apply to bicyclists. This article focuses on relevant […]

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Charlie Thomas Jul 24, 2014

As both a bicycle accident attorney and advocate for safer riding, I previously prepared an article to serve as an overview of the laws that apply to riders while bicycling in Texas. Now, let’s delve into cities that have passed their own book of laws that also apply to bicyclists. This article focuses on relevant […]

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Charlie Thomas Jun 18, 2014

As both a bicycle accident attorney and advocate for safer riding, I prepared this article to serve as an overview of the laws that apply to riders while bicycling in Texas. Fault of the Motorist or Bicyclist in a Crash that Affects Recovery In any accident, the question of fault or liability asks who was […]

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Charlie Thomas May 13, 2014

As a bicycle accident attorney, I often find myself in conversations with bicyclists about whether riding under the influence is legal. This topic has recently gained steam, especially with the introduction of more bicycle lanes in urban areas (connecting residences to watering holes) and the growing popularity of pub crawls such as the monthly Critical […]

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Charlie Thomas May 08, 2014

On the national stage, Texas is known for having an active and populous cycling community. Despite this, Texas has recently taken a step backwards in bicycle friendliness compared with other states. In national rankings released earlier this month by the League of American Bicyclists, Texas fell sharply. Texas dropped 11 spots since last year to number […]

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