laws in Virginia. Three of the areas of recommended feedback on the Commonwealth’s report card were proposed by Virginia lawmakers, but none of them were passed:
- Senate Bill 1060 — which would have made it illegal for a driver to follow too closely to a cyclist and increased the passing distance to 3 feet from 2 feet — was defeated in the House of Delegates.
- Senate Bill 736 — which would have required car drivers and passengers to wait to open their doors until a cyclist or other car has passed — was defeated in the Transportation Committee.
- House Bill 1950 — which would have prohibited the driver of a motor vehicle from following mopeds, bikes and other non-motorized vehicles too closely — did not get to a final vote.
Herndon bicycle accident lawyer Doug Landau is in favor of laws designed to increase the safety of cyclists on the roads in Virginia. A cyclist himself — AND an attorney who has helped the victims of many bike crashes — Doug truly understand the stakes when it comes to bike safety. When interviewed by WTOP News earlier this year, Landau noted that citizen safety should be a high priority for legislators.
If you or someone you know has been injured or disabled as a result of a crash involving a bicycle and there are questions as to what laws apply, email or call Abrams Landau, Ltd. at once (703)796-9555.