Walking is a primary means of transportation for a large number of Maryland residents. However, many roads and highways in the state aren’t designed with pedestrian safety in mind. The Maryland pedestrian accident lawyers with CHASENBOSCOLO Injury Lawyers were excited to learn officials would be looking into what could be done to make one Hyattsville highway friendlier for those traveling by foot.
ABC 7 News reports that on Monday, November 23, members of the Maryland Highway Administration walked along Route 1 with local and state government officials. The group examined what could be done to make the roadway safer after multiple accidents have caused injuries and left properties damaged.
One option that has already been exercised is reducing speed limits. Vehicles are now only allowed to travel at a rate of 25 mph along the stretch of road in Hyattsville and new signs have been added displaying the speed limit in the area. Some residents are also encouraging the use of speed cameras in order to improve safety. The method was effective in reducing accidents at an intersection near the state university after several injuries occurred there as the result of a Maryland pedestrian accident.
Protecting the safety and rights of all travelers is just one of our missions at ChasenBoscolo Injury Lawyers. That’s why the Maryland personal injury attorneys would like to applaud the efforts being made to make Route 1 safer and we’re hopeful the plan that’s developed is effective in reducing accidents.
The weather is beginning to cool along the East Coast, and snow and ice will soon be coming down as the chill settles in. When these storms happen, the accumulation of frozen precipitation along city streets and sidewalks can present serious safety hazards.
Thousands of citizens are injured each year as the result of icy conditions on roads, sidewalks and parking lots. In Washington, D.C., the Department of Public Works is responsible for clearing roadways. But the slip and fall injury lawyers at CHASENBOSCOLO Injury Lawyers explain that homeowners must shovel snow and ice from sidewalks in front of and around their homes.
Now, homeowners may be facing penalties if they fail to adhere to regulations regarding the clearing of sidewalks after winter storms. According to NBC Washington News, residents of Washington, D.C., will face fines of $25 if they fail to clear snow or ice from a sidewalk after a storm. Businesses will receive a $150 citation if they fail to comply. Officials say they hope enforcing these rules will improve mobility for the elderly and disabled during the winter months.
Lawmakers say exceptions will be made for the elderly and disabled. Citizens seeking exemption status should register with the district to avoid fines.
Protecting the safety of all citizens is a top priority for the legal staff at CHASENBOSCOLO Injury Lawyers, which is why our pedestrian accident lawyers would like to applaud the efforts being made to reduce slip and fall accidents in our city during the winter months.