Washington bicyclists have some of the most amazing scenery to witness and routes to ride when they are traveling along the roads of the state. They also, however, face many perils from vehicle drivers when those individuals fail to recognize bikes near them and put them in danger. In some locations, bicyclists may be able to seek refuge in bike lanes or may even see buffer zones. This post will briefly discuss these road features and how they may help to keep bike riders' safe.
Despite stricter laws and publicity campaigns, distracted driving is widely known to cause accidents and fatalities. In fact, approximately 3,500 people die each year in the United States as a result of distracted driving-related crashes.
When a person goes onto another person's land as a guest of some kind, the visitor can generally expect that the owner will provide them with a reasonably safe environment. Washington law provides that the owner has a duty of care to visitors. If the owner's carelessness leads to unsafe conditions, and the unsafe conditions lead to the visitor being injured, the owner can be held liable for the injured visitor's damages.