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What is The Mandatory Equipment for Cyclists in New York?

By Ross Testaiuti, Law Clerk

New York City and New York State both have road cycling laws in place to protect cyclists and motorists. These laws extend to cycling equipment as well.

Below is a list of necessary equipment:

  • a white headlight
  • a red taillight
  • reflectors between dusk and dawn
  • a bell or other audible signal
  • working brakes
  • reflectors, reflective tires and/or other reflective devices
  • Children under 14 but older than 5 must wear an approved helmet
  • A child one or more years of age, but less than 5, must wear an approved helmet and be carried in a properly affixed child carrier

If you or a loved one has been injured while riding a bicycle, please contact the New York attorneys at Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo Plotkin & Hellman LLP for a free consultation today.

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