Virginia Ranks 16th for Bicycle Safety in the Nation

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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.

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