DC Considers Legislation for Bicycle Safety

By Peter DePaolis

The District of Columbia is considering proposals to increase the safety of bicyclists. Legislation has been introduced to assess point on a motorist’s driving record for bicycle-related traffic infractions while also making it easier for bicyclists to move through intersections. The legislation recognizes the growing ridership by bikers, and the increased number of collisions between cars, trucks, and bikes. Bicycle crashes have increased and the safety of bikers has become a concern of many people. The DC government is also considering proposals to improve the safety of pedestrians. See http://wapo.st/108Licr

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About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.