Steven Magas is known as Ohio's Bike Lawyer." He is an avid cyclist and a trial lawyer with 35 years of courtroom experience. In the 1980s his passion for cycling led him to start working on "Bike Law" - legal issues of interest to cyclists. He also started handling cases for injured cyclists and the families of those killed while riding, totaling more than 400 "bike cases" over the course of his career.
In addition to representing cyclists, Magas has written about Bike Law on a local, regional, and national basis and is regularly called upon by TV and radio journalists when Bike Law issues pop up in the news. He sits on the Board of the Ohio Bicycle Federation, Ohio's premier cycling advocacy group, where he focuses on drafting and promoting new and improved "Bike Laws."
The presentation is for cyclists and lawyers alike. History, safety, and bike laws will be discussed. Time will be spent discussing AFRAP (As Far Right As Practicable), what it means and how to get around it; what is a "roadway" and how confusion about the definition has led to uncertainty for cyclists; practical legal and insurance aspects of cycling which includes four different policies that you might have can all be triggered the moment you are tapped by a car.
The program is free and open to the public Event is cosponsored by the City of Springboro and the Franklin-Springboro Public Library. For more information contact Dan Boron at (937) 748-6183 or firstname.lastname@example.org.