A biker at 14th & U St. in Northwest D.C.

A biker at 14th & U St. in Northwest D.C.

The District is considering changing rules around car crashes involving bikes or pedestrians. D.C. is one of only a handful of places that still has “contributory negligence” laws, which mean that a cyclist or pedestrian who is found to be even partially at fault cannot sue a driver who struck them. We discuss what a change would mean for those who get around by car, on foot or on two wheels.

Guests

  • Bruce Deming Attorney; Author, "Surviving the Crash: Your Legal Rights in a Bicycle Accident"
  • Greg Billing Executive Director, Washington Area Bicyclist Association
  • Wayne McOwen Executive Director, D.C. Insurance Federation

Related Links

Topics + Tags

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

The Politics Hour – April 20, 2018

Friday, Apr 20 2018A D.C. cannabis activist moves to Maryland to organize against a Republican Congressperson. Virginia's legislature is back for a special session to craft a budget, but will Medicaid expansion continue to be a sticking point? All that and more on the Politics Hour.