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Reducing Bicycle accident injuries

Posted by Paul Levin | Nov 30, 2010 | 0 Comments

From the standpoint of having seen first hand the impact that a bicycle collision with a motor vehicle produces some thoughts come to mind about reducing the frequency and severity of the crashes. Motor vehicle – Bicycle crashes occur most often when either the cyclist or driver is turning or crossing an intersection or driveway. Accordingly, the cyclist needs to avoid a number of risk factors that can add to the probability of the collision occuring in the first instance. These would include cycling against traffic, running red lights and reducing speed at intersections where oncoming traffic might decide to turn and thereby unexpectingly crossing one's path. With that said, it should be at least noted that in Connecticut, a bicyclist is entitled to the same protections, privileges and rights of way as a motor vehicle operators. The same traffic rules apply to each. 

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Paul Levin

Attorney Levin was admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut beginning 1989 and in New York Federal district court beginning 1992. He is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Connecticut Bar Association, and the National Association for American Justice. Prior to establishing his own law firm, Attorney Levin was associated with the...

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