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Is a “Bike-lash” Occurring in Baltimore?

  • July 18, 2017
  • Bicycle Accidents
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Some people think that Baltimore might be experiencing a biking backlash, or a “bike-lash,” as some are calling it. It’s happening because the city has decided to reconfigure a bike lane project on Potomac Street in Canton because some residents complained that the street had become too narrow for fire trucks. The project was one
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Watching Traffic Like a HAWK

  • April 24, 2017
  • Bicycle Accidents
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Earlier in 2017, the Maryland state legislature was considering bills that would have increased safety for bicyclists and pedestrians in our state, calling for special traffic signals where trails intersect state highways. On such roads, vehicles often travel faster than 45 mph in the areas with crossings used by both pedestrians and cyclists. One problematic
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What Will We Learn from Bicycle Tragedy?

  • January 19, 2015
  • Accidents
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I’m feeling an uneasy sense of déjà vu. Not quite a year ago, I wrote about a hit-and-run driver who collided with two women riding bicycles in Davidsonville in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. According to recent updates on that accident, one victim was treated for minor injuries but the more seriously wounded woman had to
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Resolving To Drive Safely In 2015

  • December 23, 2014
  • Accidents
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As New Year’s Day approaches, many of us look back at the past year and resolve to do things a little differently over the next twelve months. Less red meat, more fish and veggies. Less lounging, more working out. Less angst, more peace. It’s a good time, too, to resolve to give up some behaviors
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Road Shoulders Can Be Deadly

  • June 19, 2014
  • Accidents
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The family and friends of a 24-year-old Baltimore woman are mourning her death on Friday, June 13. Jamie Roberts, a Catholic University basketball coach, was part of a group on a cross-country charity bicycle ride, “4-K for Cancer,” from Baltimore to Portland. Having left Baltimore on June 1, the bicyclists were on a state highway
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Move Over, Buster!

  • May 13, 2014
  • Accidents
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Maryland lawmakers have expanded the scope of the state’s “move-over law” to include tow trucks. Effective October 1, 2014, motorists must move over when they see a tow truck stopped on the side of the road with its lights flashing. If that is not possible, due to traffic in the adjacent lane, the driver must
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According to the 2011 Annual Report from the Maryland Highway Safety Office, an average of eight bicycle riders lose their lives each year and 635 are injured on Maryland roads. But 2014 has gotten off to a bad start in the Baltimore area; on Saturday, February 22, three cyclists were injured in two separate crashes.
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A 49-year-old bicyclist suffered fatal injuries in a collision with a municipal bus and the Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) is working to determine the cause. As reported by DelMarvaNow.com, the Ocean City, MD accident occurred on August 24 when the bicyclist was traveling in the northbound lanes of Coastal Highway near 132nd Street. The
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Bicyclist Killed in Maryland Truck Accident

  • August 27, 2010
  • Bicycle Accidents
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A 51-year-old Carroll County, MD resident died recently after being struck by a tractor-trailer while riding his bicycle in Union Bridge, the Baltimore Sun reported. The cyclist was riding along Shepherds Mill Road when he was struck. According to police, the accident occurred when the truck’s 37-year-old driver was making a right turn onto Route
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Avoiding Bicycle Accidents in Maryland

  • June 16, 2010
  • Bicycle Accidents
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Once warm weather hits, increasing numbers of Maryland bicyclists take to the streets. Before you join them, be sure to follow standard bicycle safety rules. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, between 600 and 800 bicyclists were killed in traffic accidents in the U.S. each year between 1998 and 2008. The best thing
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