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Fewer Cars, More Bikes – A Recipe for Disaster?

During the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, pedestrian foot traffic and the number of bicyclists on the roads have increased. As the lockdown restrictions slowly loosen, many commuters will opt for alternative means of transportation to avoid the close quarters of public transportation.

Bicycle shops are already seeing this trend firsthand. The industry is seeing an increase in sales over the last two months and a shortage of supply, requiring many to wait weeks before receiving a newly purchased bicycle. It does not matter if you are a seasoned cyclist or just starting out; the facts show that roads are not necessarily safer with fewer drivers.

Law enforcement agencies have been reporting an increase in speeding and reckless driving tickets since the COVID-19 lockdown. Some cities and states are even experiencing an increase in road-related fatalities. Some experts believe that this is due to drivers being under increased stress associated with the pandemic and the ability to drive faster with fewer cars.

An increase in reckless driving combined with pedestrians and bicyclists on the road, is a recipe for disaster.

That is why it is more important than ever to be cautious while driving and respect the road rules. We must continue to be vigilant and mindful of all those who share the road with us, whether by car, foot, or bike.

Be safe out there. We are all in this together for the foreseeable future.

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Thomas J. Curcio
Founder

Tom Curcio, the driving force behind Curcio Law, is a dedicated trial lawyer with more than 35 years of experience in Northern Virginia. He has dedicated his career to representing people who have been seriously injured through no fault of their own. He works tirelessly to obtain the compensation his clients are legally entitled to…

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Rakin Hamad
Associate

Rakin Hamad is a graduate of the George Mason Law School and joined Curcio Law as an associate in August 2018. Rakin works closely with Tom Curcio and staff in preparing cases from the initial client meeting through trial and has been a perfect fit for the firm. During law school, Rakin interned at the…

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Justin Curcio
Associate

Justin Curcio received his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law in 2015, where he was awarded an academic scholarship. During law school, he worked for the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office and the law firm of Bartlett, McDonough & Monaghan, LLP. Justin also spent a semester studying law at the University of Glasgow…

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Kathy McAfee
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As the firm’s office manager, Kathy McAfee is dedicated to making sure the office runs smoothly and that the team has what it needs by way of resources, technology, and supplies to best serve our clients. Kathy graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from Roanoke College in 1986 and afterward, returned to Alexandria. She began…

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Riann Winget
Legal Assistant/Receptionist

Riann Winget, a native Texan, graduated with a BA in Psychology and a Minor in Legal Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017. She was a member of the varsity soccer team, Chi Omega Sorority, and was on the university board for Big Brothers Big Sisters. After graduation, she joined AmeriCorps and taught preschool…

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