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Notice of Accident and Biking Safety

Friday, July 5, 2013   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Rich Tepel
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Biking safety has always been a priority of Potomac Pedalers.  Recent events emphasized that we need to ensure that public officials keep that in mind.  The tragic incident in which one of our riders, Albert (Wayne) Caviness, was struck by a vehicle and died as result of his injuries, made it very personal to us.  We have talked with the responding officer and have arranged to meet with him after the investigation and review by the Fauquier Commonwealth Attorney is completed.  We would ask you to email the Commonwealth Attorney and say that in cases where a preventable accident is caused by the driver of an automobile resulting in injury or death to a cyclist, that he consider very serious charges against the driver.  The Fauquier Commonwealth Attorney is James Fisher and his email is:  james.fisher@fauquiercounty.gov

In the past legislative session, Virginia has defeated all potential safety legislation with the exception of allowing jurisdictions to fine bicyclists up to $100 (originally $250) for not stopping when a trail crosses a road.  We would like to ask you to email your legislators to tell than that such legislation is important to you and that they should vote to approve it.

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Vincent Kelly says...
Posted Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Has there been any new developments here? Was the driver charged?

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