We all know that cars have license plates used to document who owns the car, and therefore make it easier to prove who owns the car in case the car ends up stolen or damaged. However, is this true for bikes too? You might be surprised, but there is such thing as a bike license!
Do I Need a Bike License?
According to Salt Lake County, UT Code, “It is unlawful for any person to ride a bicycle upon any of the streets, alleys, sidewalks or public ways of the county until the bicycle has been registered, licensed, and is displaying the proper license…” Whether or not this law is enforced, it is still a good idea to register your bike because police then have access to your bike’s serial number, make, and model in case your bike ends up being stolen.
How Do I Get One?
(image credit: http://bikeslc.com/) You can obtain a bicycle license by going to your local police station. The cost of a bicycle license is extremely cheap, coming to a total of $2.03 at the Salt Lake City Police Department. All you have to do is bring your bike and fill out a bike registration worksheet. You should then receive a sticker with your bike’s license number.
Stolen with No Bike License?
When you buy a bike, new or used, make sure to write down all possible identifying information about the bike. The serial number is especially important, as no other bike will have your exact serial number. Also take note of make, color, and any other parts you’ve added to your bike. Make sure to have a picture of the bike and a picture with you and the bike is helpful as it may help prove ownership.
As cyclists ourselves, we know how frustrating it is to have a bike stolen. It’s one thing to have your bike stolen, it’s another to get injured while riding your bike. If you ever get injured while riding your bike, contact us today. We are here to get you the compensation you deserve.