As vulnerable road users, bicyclists are eager for information on their rights and responsibilities. Similarly, motorists want to know when they are in the right or in the wrong. The fundamentals of bicycle law are quite simple, but the details of the law are quite complex. Below are a few answers to commonly asked questions about rights and responsibilities of those traveling on South Carolina roadways.
These are guidelines and general pointers; they do not take the place of legal advice. If in doubt or with specific questions, do not hesitate to contact Peter Wilborn of Bike Law. He is a full-time bicycle attorney and is always available to discuss bike laws at email@example.com or 877-316-4310.
How should I pass a bicyclist?
Can I throw something at a bicyclist or yell at them to get out of my way if I am in a hurry?
A bicyclist is in front of me on the roadway sticking his left arm out straight or bending their left arm and pointing upward. What does this mean and what should I do?
Can I ignore bicyclists on the road?
Aren't bicyclists asking for trouble by riding on the roads?
What should I do if I am in a crash with a bicycle?
What can I do if I see a bicyclist disregarding a traffic signal by running a stop sign or light?
Get involved with this campaign! Being a voice for safer cycling helps all of us. Remember that many bicyclists have never been instructed on safe cycling principles (which is why this campaign exists). This campaign will be a success because of bicyclists, drivers, and law enforcement working together.