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New Safety Laws Effective July 1, 2014 in Virginia

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Bicycle Safety Starting July 1, cyclists in Virginia will have more room between them and passing cars. Prior to July 1, drivers had to give two feet of clearance when passing a bicycle on Virginia roadways.  Now the law requires motorists to give a three-foot clearance. New Rules for Mopeds Also effective July 1 in

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Virginia Passes Three-Foot Passing Bill into Law

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The Virginia General Assembly passed the three-foot passing bill, SB97. SB97 requires drivers to give three feet of space when passing bicyclists.  Previously, the law required two feet of passing space. This is a victory for bike advocates across the Commonwealth!  As we wrote about in February (click here), the three foot law was one

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Another Chance for Bike Safety Laws in Virginia

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Last spring we wrote about Virginia’s ranking by the League of American Bicyclists as 16th in the nation for bike safety.  Along with the ranking, the League recommended areas of improvement for the Commonwealth.  In particular, three important bike safety bills were defeated during the 2013 legislative session in Virginia.  Passing these bills into law

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Where Should Cyclists Ride on the Roads?

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If you are a cyclist, where should you ride your bike?  On the street?  On the sidewalk?  On a trail?  Where? This is an important bike safety question and one that has been on the mind of Virginia bike crash attorney Doug Landau.  Landau, an avid athlete and cyclist himself, recently represented a cyclist who

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Bike Safety Laws in Virginia

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Cyclists who share the roadways with motorists naturally want some assurance that drivers are operating their vehicles in a safe manner.  Part of that assurance can come in the knowledge that unsafe motorists will be held accountable for their actions. Herndon bike accident attorney Doug Landau was disturbed to read in the July issue of

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