[SpamCop-List] Re: Richter v SpamCop
nobody at spamcop.net
Thu May 6 07:12:24 EDT 2004
John E. Malmberg (wb8tyw at qsl.network) wrote in
news:YBxfwoVzra6X at eisner.encompasserve.org:
>> Eeerr, you don't have traffic regulations that *require* lights (on)
>> when it's dark?
> In the U.S., yes. They require bicycles to follow all traffic rules,
> including stop signs and red lights.
They have regular sweeps here, stopping all bikes to see if they have
functioning lights, or stopping them at night when they don't have
lights on. First few times, you could avoid a ticket by buying bike
lights on the spot - they would even install them for you. Now, you just
get a hefty ticket.
You still see bikes/bike riders without a light, but the situation has
Of course, if you're hit by someone while you didn't use your lights
when you should have, you're not only at fault, you have no grounds to
sue anybody - and you may get a hefty fine on top of that and get the
other party's insurance after you for any damages to the other vehicle!
In principle, pedestrians and bike riders are considered the "weaker"
party compared to cars and are well protected by law (a car hitting them
is assumed to be the guilty party unless...) - but only if they actually
follow the rules.
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