Woman hit in unpainted bike lane not protected by law (December 18, 2009 - BikePortland.org)
When Portlander Rob Daray witnessed a right-hook collision on his commute home last summer he thought it was obvious who was at fault. So did the police officer who cited the operator of the motor vehicle for "failure to yield to a bicycle." Even the woman driving the car admitted she made an abrupt right turn without checking her blind spots.
But when the case came up in traffic court, the judge came to a different conclusion and now Mr. Daray and others familiar with this are worried that people who ride bicycles are vulnerable - not just on the street, but in the legal system as well.