There have been many laws on cycling, because of its dangerous nature. Below are some of the most important Laws in Cycling under the California Vehicle Code:
- Wear a helmet. Cyclists under age 18 are required to wear an approved helmet when riding a bicycle. Not wearing a helmet may cause injuries from scars and bruises to permanent brain damage.
- Use Bike lanes. All bike lanes must be used whenever present usually when a cyclist is moving slower than regular traffic of cars.
- Ride with Reflectors at night. When riding at night, a rider must be equipped with a white light visible from a 500 ft distance.
- Follow the Vehicle Code. This simply means that both bicyclist and riders have the same rights and duties on the road. Bicycle riders must follow the same rules like any other vehicle drivers.