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Sharing The Road Safely

Sharing the road with bicyclists can be tricky, especially if you’re visiting larger cities like Pittsburgh.  The city has acknowledged this issue as well, and is working towards the development of safers path that hopes to benefit both cyclists and car drivers with a development of a newly released master plan.  Fatal accidents involving bicyclists are on the rise across the country, and city officials across the country are trying to find ways to turn that trend around. For example, in Allegheny County alone, there were over 60 bike crashes in 2018.  One of the victims died, and over ten accidents resulted in large, significant injuries. It is imperative that car drivers share the road with bicyclists and are frequently watching for them on the roads as they drive. 

Bicyclists may be at a higher risk for personal injury and accidents on the road this fall and winter, due to the decreased amount of daylight. As a bike rider, stay alert, wear a helmet, use reflective clothing, and stay in designated bike lanes.  As a driver, stay alert and be on the lookout for bicyclists.  Please know that if you are the victim of an accident due to a vehicle crash while out biking, you have legal rights.  Contact our firm at 814-515-9074 to discuss your case.  We’ve successfully handled bicycle injury cases across our region of Pennsylvania and will work hard for you!

For more information on Pittsburgh’s bicycle paths and their bike path master plan, please click here: https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pittsburgh-prepares-a-master-plan-to-boost-bicycling-on-city-streets/