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  • The Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Act
    The Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Act

    At the end of June the D.C. Council passed the Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Amendment Act of 2016 by a unanimous vote. The act was signed by Mayor Muriel Bowser at the end of July and recently ...

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  • D.C. Court of Appeals Upholds Freundel's 6.5-Year Jail Sentence
    D.C. Court of Appeals Upholds Freundel's 6.5-Year Jail Sentence

    By: Allan M. Siegel In a recent opinion by a three-judge panel, the D.C. Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed Rabbi Barry Freundel’s criminal conviction for secretly videotaping women who were ...

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  • DC Council Passes Bill to End Contributory Negligence
    DC Council Passes Bill to End Contributory Negligence

    On Tuesday, the DC Council voted unanimously to end contributory negligence, an unjust legal doctrine that prevents injured pedestrians and bicyclists from collecting compensation for injuries ...

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  • Running Safety Basics
    Running Safety Basics

    By: Allan M. Siegel Our area is known for having an incredible amount of runners, joggers, and walkers. Whether you are hitting the Capital Crescent Trail for a pre-work run or walking along the Tidal ...

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  • Federal Regulators Propose Limiting the Speed of Commercial Trucks
    Federal Regulators Propose Limiting the Speed of Commercial Trucks

    By: Allan M. Siegel Last month, federal regulators proposed fitting large commercial vehicles with devices that would limit their maximum speed. In a notice issued jointly by the National Highway ...

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  • Is Football Getting Safer?
    Is Football Getting Safer?

    By: Allan M. Siegel Football and sports programs in our area have taken nearly every measure possible to increase safety and protect against concussions. Fairfax County in particular has instituted ...

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