Village Voice: Bike Law Workshop Explains Rules of The Road

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The Village Voice interviews Steve Vaccaro about the upcoming workshop explaining the rules of the road.
With stats attributing more deaths to traffic than guns in New York, confusion over cyclists’ rights, and continued criticism of the NYPD’s handling of bike accidents, many bikers probably want to know: what are the rules of the city’s roads?

Runnin’ Scared: Have you ever given a workshop like this before?

Steve Vaccaro: I’ve given presentations to specific bike clubs but this one is more formal. It’s the first of its kind with a PowerPoint Presentation and some other stuff like that.

Runnin’ Scared: What prompted you to host a workshop?

Vaccaro: I think that there’s incrasing interest in these issues. There’s been a lot of attention paid to the work our firm has done in terms of the NYPD’s reaction handling of crashes, and in light of the Lefevre case. There’s also been more attention paid to cyclists, with heightened level of policing that’s been going on now for over a year. And those are two of the main topics, though there are others also. We thought the cycling community would be interested in hearing about them in an organized presentation.

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