The Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation is sponsoring the upcoming Bicycle and Pedestrian Day at the Capitol on Monday, April 2nd in Jefferson City. If you are interested in attending this event you can pre-register at: http://MoBikeFed.org/CapitolDay Additionally, you can be a "Capitol Day Sponsor" as every dollar helps the Mo Bike Federation deliver their message safer bicycling and walking. Donate Here: http://MoBikeFed.org/SponsorCapitolDay
As previously discussed in this Injury Law Blog, our firm routinely handles bicycle injury cases, we value bicycle safety and support the Missouri Bike Federation as they are pivotal in passing new bicycle safety rules through our State and local governments. One such law that is crucial to most Missouri bike injury cases that I use is the failure to maintain a safe distance when overtaking a bicycle. See Bicycle Injury Lawyer Article.
MORE ABOUT 2012 CAPITOL DAY IN JEFFERSON CITY
MoDOT Director Kevin Keith will kick of Capitol Day by speaking about MoDOT's plans for bicycling and walking at the Awards Ceremony, 10:30am in the 1st Floor Capitol Rotunda.
Rep. Cauthorn introduced a bill this week that would require bicyclists to wear a reflective vest whenever riding on a state road or highway. We need to talk to our legislators about what real measures they can take to improve cyclist safety--and stop this bill in its tracks. The bill will only discourage more people from bicycling and do nothing real to improve safety--but we need you to take this message personally to your own legislators so that we can make real progress in improving safety and stop discouraging measures like this.
Several important bills this year that have the potential to impact bicycling and walking for the better:
Related Blog Articles:
- Anti-distracted driving bill
- Bill creating greater penalties for drivers who injure or kill
- Bike rack/license plate bill Bill to name a bridge path after legendary bicycle advocate (and former MoBikeFed President) Bob Watts.
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