And just to show you that lawyers have a sense of humor, the paper was presented at an conference named “Torts Made Perfect”, Las Vegas on March 20, 2009.
The paper mentions several interesting bicycling cases; one of them from Arizona, which I was not aware of:
A cyclist, like any other vehicle driver on the road, is required to act as a reasonable person. See, e.g….
Valenzuela v. Bracamonte, 126 Ariz. 472, 616 P.2d 932 (1980) (“a bicyclist, like a driver having the right-of-way at an intersection has a duty to exercise the degree of care which a reasonably prudent person would use under the circumstances…”)