Police Enforcement and Education
WABA will encourage police to enforce existing traffic laws that affect cyclists, such as right turn on red, passing too close, and speeding. WABA will advocate for better education of police officers on bicycle-specific laws and how to properly enforce them. Absent the physical protection of an automobile, bicyclists depend on the law to provide protection on the region’s streets. WABA will continue to insist that law enforcement agencies understand and prioritize the proper enforcement of laws that protect bicyclists, and to push for better training and education of officers on the impacts of their enforcement and crash-response duties on bicyclists.
- It Is Time for “Vision Zero” in D.C. (February 26, 2014)
- D.C. Office of Police Complaints Issues Follow-Up on Police Enforcement of Biking Laws (September 16, 2013)
- A Quick Note on Automated Enforcement (September 9, 2012)
- WABA Testimony Urges Officer Training, Legislative Fixes (May 30, 2012)
- What “Riding Abreast” Shows about Enforcement in DC (May 9, 2012)
- Positive Steps from MPD (January 17, 2012)