New Chicago Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein has suggested a number of ways to make streets safer for pedestrians in Chicago. He has suggested reducing the number of right on red intersections, giving pedestrians more time to cross the street, narrowing streets and reducing speed limits. Another idea he suggested is to have all directions of motorist traffic stop for 14 seconds every other cycle to allow pedestrians to cross. The goal, of course, is cut down on pedestrian injuries in Chicago and to give as much consideration to pedestrians as is given to motorists. The Chicago personal injury lawyers of Zneimer & Zneimer are aware of the fact that many pedestrians are injured after being hit by drivers making a right turn on a red light because of the injured pedestrian cases we handle. The Mayor’s office plans a big pedestrian safety initiative to begin later this summer. The program will include an education outreach and intersection crash analysis to determine which intersections are most dangerous for pedestrians.
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