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).