Illegal U-Turn Enforcement In DC Protects Bikers

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traveling in the dedicated bike lane can easily become an unwitting victim.

Authorities say 11 out of 14 bicycle crashes in 2010 and 2011 involved U-turns.  In response, last year, Mayor Vincent Gray clarified that making a U-turn across a bike lane is prohibited even if there is not a cyclist present in the lane. Last week, police officers were stationed on Pennsylvania Avenue,  handing out informational flyers to educate drivers — and writing citations to those who made illegal turns.  The fine is $100. If you or someone you know has been injured in a cycling accident and there are questions as to what laws apply, email or call Abrams Landau, Ltd. at once (703-796-9555).

 

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