WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - Bike lane safety has been a hot topic in the District lately – and bad behavior has led to a crackdown on drivers who ignore or block them.
A video obtained by FOX 5 has some bicycle enthusiasts talking. In the video – recorded by a bicyclist in Northeast – a Harris Teeter tractor trailer veers into a bike lane without warning.
The bicyclist who recorded the video suggested that the maneuver could have been disastrous for anyone riding nearby.
The District is taking bike lane safety seriously – recently it increased fines for parking in a bike lane from $65 to $150 with plans in the fall to hire additional ticket writers who will focus on bike lanes.
Last year, the District recorded 36 traffic deaths in the city – up from 31 in 2017.