At a stop sign I noticed 2 guys on their bicycles talking on the phone. So that raised some questions in my head since here in California, you can get cited for talking on your cell while driving a car. Since bicycles are considered to be “vehicles” I figured the same rule applies to people in bikes.
With that being said, I contacted my friend who is an LAPD Officer, to ask about it. Here’s what he said, “Yes bikes must follow the same rules as cars on the road.”
However, the California Vehicle Code [VC] §23123 states its for “motor vehicle”, now I’m wondering if the bicycle is loop hole because its technically not a “motor vehicle.”
Can someone who understands the law better than I explain this to me?