New Jersey law specifically provides that bicyclists have the same rights, and the responsibilities, as operators of motor vehicles.
In other words, a bicyclist who is actually riding his bike is generally considered to be a motorist.
However, if the biker is off of his or her bike and is walking with the bike then the biker may be considered a pedestrian pursuant to the New Jersey law.
If a bicyclist is a injured, or killed, by the negligent operator of a motor vehicle then the bicyclist may have a cause of action against the motor vehicle driver regardless of whether the biker is classified as a pedestrian or not.
Bicyclists, like pedestrians, have the right to safely share the road with motorists.
Have you been hurt in a New Jersey bicycle accident? Were you considered to be a pedestrian or a motorist?