Episode 138, In Which Scott O’Sullivan Talks Motorcycle Law...
“How often do you get to talk to a lawyer off the clock? Scott O’Sullivan – the rider behind the law office known as Rider Justice – gives us an hour of his time. All kidding aside, Scott is passionate about making sure motorcyclists are represented not just when they need help in court, but at the legislative level in Colorado, where he lives, and elsewhere.”
“TFLBike is a content creation team based out of Boulder and they cover “news, views and real-world reviews covering motorcycles, e-bikes and everything else on two (or sometimes three) wheels!” Find them on YouTube!
All of this background information is so I can share with you a project Rider Justice and TFLBike are doing together: A complete rebuild of a Honda CT70 that will be auctioned off to benefit our favorite local non-profit: BikerDown!”
“Rider Justice’s mission includes advocating for injured riders and helping the motorcycle community as a whole. ‘I started Rider Justice with the intention of making roads safer for all motorcyclists and supporting the riding community,’ said Scott O’Sullivan, founder of Rider Justice. ‘We are thrilled to host the Moto Diner at Overland Expo.'”
Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in Denver for Traffic Accidents Right Now
“…car accidents involving cyclists, pedestrians, scooter riders and other vehicles continue to occur at a dizzying pace. The issue is particularly acute in a handful of Denver neighborhoods, where crashes and hit-and-runs are all too common — and the RiNo Art District, where Holub was killed, is on the list.
Our source is the Denver Accident Map created by the O’Sullivan Law Firm, whose data we’ve utilized for a series of reports about 2018 traffic deaths, the most dangerous days of the week for-hit-and runs, and more. The resource is built upon Denver Police Department data and updates every 24 hours.”
New Plan to Ban Handheld Phone Use While Driving for Everyone in Colorado
“A new bill to make driving while using a handheld cell phone or similar device illegal in Colorado is ready to go for the 2019 legislative session. And while a similar measure was done in by what’s known among politicos in the General Assembly as the ‘kill committee’ last year, attorney Scott O’Sullivan, one of the bill’s most vocal advocates, thinks it has a better chance this time around.
‘Our hope is that the 2019 legislature will be more receptive to it, so at least we can get a vote up or down in the House or Senate,’ he says about Senate Bill 2019-012, also known as ‘Use of Electronic Mobile Devices While Driving. ‘He adds, “This should be a bipartisan issue.'”
“The most dangerous time to drive in Denver is between 5 and 6 p.m., when more than 1,300 accidents typically take place every year. That breaks down to an average of nearly four accidents during that hour every single day.
This estimate is based on Denver Police Department statistics compiled on the Denver Accident Map, a new resource developed by the O’Sullivan Law Firm.”