Traffic Laws as they apply to bicycle use is not well understood by the general public, by city and state officials, or even by some officers entrusted to enforce those laws
Bicycle is a vehicle and, as such, the bicyclist has all the rights and responsibilities of other vehicles on the road.
Bikes belong on the road, the road shoulder, or multi-use paths.
Sidewalks are intended for the use of pedestrians. Hendersonville does not outlaw bicycle use of sidewalks Generally, bicyles are not permitting on sidewalks in commercial districts
Nevertheless, bicyclists may want to consider using sidewalks where motor traffic is heavy and dangerous and few pedestrians are present.
ON MULTI-USE TRAILS
BICYCLISTS MUST . . .
MOTORIST BIKE LAW
Although the laws cited in the video were developed for Boise, Idaho, they apply to Tennessee
BICYCLE LAW FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
Law enforcement officers often lack knowledge of the law as it applies to bicyclists.
If a bicyclist is in a situation where the officer does not know the law,
s/he should obey the officer and take the matter up with the Chief of Police.
Click here A Law Officers Guide to Bicycle Safety -- Reference Guide Bicycle Law Enforcement,
Click here for article in Law and Order Magazine, July 2013
The laws listed on this page are just a brief summary of those that bicyclists most frequently experience. For a complete list of bicycle laws, including Dog Laws, Harashment, and Aggressive Drivers check the FOGBEE blog at http://fogbees.blogspot.com/