Each year, hundreds of injuries and dozens of deaths are attributed to collisions between bicycles and motor vehicles. Statistics show that in the last five years, there have been 30 individuals killed and approximately 3,100 others have been seriously injured as the result of a bicycle accident.
Some lawmakers in our state have joined forces with bicycle advocacy groups to help ensure our state’s legislation promotes safe cycling, but many experts feel raising awareness about the need for cyclists and motorists to share the road with each other is one of the best ways to reduce Maryland bicycle accident numbers.
The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration has complied a list of safety tips for both cyclists and motorists to consider in order to help reduce the number of accidents involving these two types of vehicles. The agency has also outlined the laws cyclists and drivers are required to adhere to at all times.
It’s important to remember that not all accidents can be prevented, and the impact of a bicycle accident can have a significant effect on the victim, both physically and financially. That’s why at CHASENBOSCOLO Injury Lawyers, we have a team of lawyers that care. Our staff is available to answer any questions you may have regarding a bicycle accident you were involved in. We can be reached by calling (301) 220-0050 anytime.