Posts Tagged ‘bicycle attorney’

Attorney Ray Thomas Completes the Share the Road Safety Class

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Ray Thomas, one of the founding partners of and current Personal Injury and Bicycle & Pedestrian Law attorney at Swanson, Thomas & Coon, recently underwent the Share the Road Safety Class (SRSC) without court mandate.  The SRSC is a class specifically focused on traffic law and safety issues in regards to pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists.

Developed for pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers who have received a citation for not practicing road safety, this class enlightens participants about sharing the public right of way on the road. By covering topics such as failure to yield the right of way, use of defective equipment and non-use of safety equipment, the SRSC is teaching, promoting, and upholding safe road practices for all individuals using the road.

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Sharing the Sidewalk: Bicycle Attorney Ray Thomas Weighs In

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As Portland grows more bicycle friendly, many pedestrians are feeling left out in the cold. Oregonian columnist Joseph Rose recently addressed the issue of sharing the sidewalk when a reader asked whether, if cyclists are treated as motorists on roadways, they should still be using sidewalks and crosswalks like pedestrians.

Rose noted that cyclists are legally permitted to use both roads and sidewalks in Oregon, and he asked bicycle lawyer Ray Thomas to weigh in.

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