Great news!! After nearly three years of persistent organizing and advocacy by the WABA community, the DC Council just voted unanimously for the second time to pass the Motor Vehicle Collision Recovery Act to fix contributory negligence!
Today the DC Council voted unanimously to approve the Motor Vehicle Collision Recovery Act of 2015.
A bill to fix a glaring injustice in our legal system goes before the DC council on Tuesday. Here are the facts.
Yesterday, the Judiciary Committee voted 3-0 to move the Motor Vehicle Collision Recovery Act out of committee and recommended it for consideration by the full D.C. Council.
The bill that would make it easier for victims of a bicycle crash to recover damages from a more negligent driver is moving this week.
Today, D.C. Council Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety tabled a proposed bill to improve access to compensation for crash victim–effectively killing it for this legislative session. Mary Cheh (Ward 3) introduced the motion to table. Councilmember Evans (Ward 2) and Chairman Mendelson voted to table the bill. Councilmember Wells (Ward 6) voted against the motion. […]
All Walks DC has included a question about Contributory Negligence on their survey of candidates for DC mayor and attorney general
A more in depth explanation of the problems contributory negligence poses for bicyclists.
WABA Contributory Negligence Testimony
We’ve received a number of questions about what the proposed law would do. We have compiled a list of common ones and answered them for you.