Virginia Ranks 16th for Bicycle Safety in the Nation

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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