Bike Accident Advocates Lobbying for Increased Fines for Motorists

Sunday, May 1st, 2016 by | Posted In: Bike Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents

motorcycle-accidentPedestrian accidents and bike accidents are on the rise in Connecticut and bicycle and pedestrian advocates are taking their concerns to Hartford. They are pressuring the Connecticut General Assembly to pass legislation to increase the fine for those motorists who do not share the roadways with pedestrians and cyclists who are legally using the roads.

Last year, the Connecticut General Assembly passed legislation no longer requiring cyclists to stay as far over to the right of the road. This new proposed legislation would increase fines from $90 to over $500 for those motorists who do not take care in avoiding pedestrians and cyclists.

Connecticut’s most recent accident report shows nearly 1,200 pedestrian accidents occurred in 2008, and in 2012, there were 4 bike accident fatalities in Connecticut.

The attorneys at McEnery Price Messey & Sullivan urge motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians to follow all rules of the road.

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