With incredible vistas and miles of little-traveled roadways, Idaho offers cyclists great opportunities to spend saddle time. While state lawmakers are not sensitive to the concept of sharing the road, many citizens are and Idaho does boast the only cyclists can treat a stop sign as a yield sign law in the nation.
Representation In Idaho Bicycle Crash Cases
Kurt Holzer was the 2011 Idaho Trial Lawyer of the Year and is a past President of the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association. As trial counsel, Kurt has obtained several jury verdicts in excess of a million dollars. A 1992 graduate of the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, Kurt was a William H. Leary Scholar and Executive Editor of the Utah Law Review. He clerked for the Honorable Judith M. Billings, Presiding Judge of the Utah Court of Appeals. He has litigated class action, dram shop, premises liability, products liability, insurance bad faith, Fair Labor Standards Act as well as many automobile cases.
Years of Representing Idaho Bicyclists
Kurt has represented dozens of cyclist for a variety of collision and product liability claims. He is an avid bicycle racer, cyclo-tourist, event promoter and Bike race announcer. He is also a two-time Idaho State Criterium Champion . He currently runs the St. Luke’s Sports Medicine Cycling Race Team. He is also the general manager of USA Cycling’s affiliate the Southwest Idaho Cycling Association. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Idaho’s largest cycling organization SLSM/Lost River Cycling. He has also been a member of the League of American Bicyclists. He was a coordinator of citizen efforts to defend and maintain the “Idaho Stop Law” against special interest efforts to eliminate it at the Idaho State House. He has also been involved in a number of efforts to get 3-Feet to Pass through the Idaho Legislature and served as an advisor to The Mayor’s office in the adoption of Boise City’s cyclist friendly bike ordinances.
Idaho Bicycle Laws
Right to the Road
- Idaho bicyclists generally have the same rights, and same duties, as drivers of motor vehicles.
- Bicycles may only carry the number of persons for which it is designed, except an adult may carry a child in a backpack or sling.
- Cyclists cannot hang onto or attach themselves to vehicles or ride so close as to present a danger
- There is no requirement for helmets for anyone on a bicycle
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