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Laws Pertaining to Tucson, Arizona Bicyclists

Filled under Cycling, Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 - no comments.

We came accross these Tucson city codes and Arizona state statutes pertaining to cyclists while doing legal research for a case. We thought they might be helpful or interesting to Tucson bicycle riders, so we decided to post them. These are the laws that are most relevant to Tucson Arizona bicyclists.

Arizona Code of Ordinances, City of Tucson, Chapter 5, Sec. 5-2:

(A) It is unlawful to ride a bicycle on a sidewalk or pedestrian path unless a sign says it is permitted.

(B)  It is unlawful to ride a bicycle through an underpass, when a sign is posted, prohibiting bicycle riding there.

Arizona Revised Statutes:

A.R.S. § 28-756: Bicyclists may signal right turn with right arm and hand extended to the right.

A.R.S. § 28-811: Cyclists are granted all of the rights and are subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle.

A.R.S. § 28-815(A): Bicyclists must be as far to the right of the road as is practical except:

(1)        to pass other bicycles;

(2)        to avoid parked cars, debris, obstacles; or

(3)        to make left hand turns.

A.R.S. § 28-817: Bikes shall have a lamp on the front and a red reflector on the rear for night use; must be equipped with a brake to make braked wheels skid on dry, level, clean pavement.

A.R.S. § 28-825(B): Bicyclists may ride no more than two side-by-side, except in locations exclusively for bicycle use.

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