Frederick Seeks to Improve Cyclist and Pedestrian Safety

by Monty Yolles on February 11, 2013

As gas prices rise, more and more people are taking to the streets on bicycle or on foot. While the rise in popularity of non-motorized vehicular transportation is healthy for the body and the environment, an unfortunate side effect is that the number of injuries and deaths caused by motorized vehicles will inevitably rise.

The most recent statistics available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that in 2009, 4,092 pedestrians were killed in crashes with motor vehicles, and 59,000 were injured. In that same year, 630 bicyclists were killed in crashes with motor vehicles and 51,000 were injured.

In Frederick, Maryland, one group is stepping up in the interest of cyclists and pedestrians.  Mayor Randy McClement and the Board of Aldermen met recently with the proposed Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee in order to discuss the possibility of formalizing the group. If launched, the group’s main goals are expected to be improving bicycle infrastructure, educating the public about pedestrian safety, and increase public interest in both.

We are happy to see public officials taking an interest in promoting safety on a topic where it is so badly needed.  If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident with a motor vehicle, you may be entitled to monetary compensation if the driving acted carelessly or negligently.

The Yolles Legal Group is dedicated to helping restore people’s lives after an injury.  Monty Yolles, founder of The Yolles Legal Group, is an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney who can review your case and help you navigate the legal system on your road to recovery.  Call Monty Yolles today at (301)670-0443 to discuss your case, or send an email inquiry to monty@yolleslaw.com.

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