California is a fault state, meaning that when an accident happens, someone must be found at fault for causing it. California is also a comparative liability state, meaning that more than one party involved in the accident can be found liable for causing it. The weight of liability of each party is determined by the level of negligence they each provided to cause the accident. Negligence is a breach of duty of car, which everyone while out in the world carries with them. For drivers, this duty of car is to drive safely behind the wheel and for bicyclists, it’s to ride safely while riding their bike. Both are expected to follow the rules of the road. However, when it comes to children on bikes, they might not be aware of how to properly handle their duty of care and just exactly what all the rules of the road are. For this reason, drivers are expected to offer an increased duty of care when they are in the presence of children.