In New York, intersections can be some of the most dangerous places. Drivers and pedestrians are all hurrying to get to their destinations and often have little regards for the others around them.
While bike riders and drivers must share the road, soon they will be operating under different rules.
A new bike safety program will allow cyclists to follow pedestrian signs. This means that cyclists will be able to follow the pedestrian rules instead of the vehicle rules. In many dangerous areas for bicyclists, many riders think this change could be good.
This new program is looking to reduce the number of accidents along dangerous areas like Fourth Avenue in Sunset Park. New signs will be posted in these areas.
It will take some time to see if this new program decreases accidents to bicyclists.
Have you been injured in a bicycle accident? Was the accident caused by a vehicle driver who was acting negligently or recklessly? If your accident led to serious injury, you could receive financial compensation for your injuries. To find out more, call Frekhtman & Associates today at (212) 222-1111 to see how we can help you.
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