NYBC Bike Lawyer responds to death of local bicyclist in Fulton County

What follows is an op-ed written by NYBC Board Member Jim Reed of Elmira in response to the death of Fulton County resident Ed Lakata, who was killed on June 25 in a collision with a motor vehicle while riding his bike.  New York Bicycling Coalition believes strongly that there are options for updating NY’s vehicle…

Read More

Bicycle Law University: Distracted Driving

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and there are numerous national, state, and local campaigns to educate the public about the dangers of not putting down your cell phone behind the wheel. New laws to combat distracted driving are proposed frequently, including laws against new technologies that are not even on sale yet. Despite […]

Read More

Bike Law University: Vulnerable Road User Laws

The “Vulnerable Road User” concept is a new and powerful tool — and it’s taking root throughout the country. Recent legislative successes include the “Access to Justice for Bicyclists Act of 2012” in Washington D.C., the recent endorsement of a vulnerable user ordinance by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors (read more about that campaign […]

Read More

What is NYBC’s “Wheels of Justice” blog?

Welcome to “Wheels of Justice” a monthly column co-written by New York Bike Lawyers James B. Reed, Esq. and Daniel Flanzig, Esq. Jim and Daniel are both active Trial Lawyers representing cyclists in New York. With Jim’s office located in Elmira and Daniel’s in Manhattan and Long Island, they have collaborated to produce a monthly column on legal issues…

Read More