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After hearing testimony from bicycling advocates, the District’s Police Complaint Board has agreed that police often erroneously ticket bicyclists involved in common bike-car collisions like “dooring” (where an oblivious driver opens their car door into the bike lane in front of a cyclist) and accidents where drivers make a right turn into a bicyclist who’s riding alongside. Among its recommendations, the board said police should receive additional testing and training on bike laws.

For a refresher on bicycle laws, check out the Washington Area Bicyclist Association’s pocket guide, or go directly to DC.gov for the official language.

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