Revised bicycle laws in Wisconsin

A newsletter from the Madison B-Cycle folks pointed out that the biking laws in Wisconsin have been revised somewhat, in interesting ways (at least to me).

  • You can now stick your arm out to the right to signal a right turn. (I didn’t realize that this was wrong.)
  • Studded bike tires (important for riding on snow and ice) are now legal. (I didn’t realize that they weren’t. I wish I’d had them when I crashed and broke my elbow back in 2008; now I don’t need them as I’m not risking riding on snow in any case.)
  • You can have a rear light in place of a rear reflector. (Again, I didn’t realize that this would be wrong.)
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