Do bicyclists have to follow the same rules on the road as a car?

The answers is a big YES.  Under the California Vehicle Code, a bicycle is considered a vehicle and bicyclists are bound by the same rules.  Bicyclists must stop at stop signs and red lights, etc.  Recently in Santa Monica a man was convicted for assault with a deadly weapon because he ran a red light and seriously injured a pedestrian in the crosswalk.

Peter Steinberg, Esq.
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