Our city has seen so many bicycle versus pedestrian injuries involving messenger bicyclists. It was time these regulations are put in place.
New York, NY (PRWEB) March 20, 2013
New York City is preparing to crack down on bicycle delivery drivers with a new law designed to regulate these messengers. According to a Feb. 22 NBC New York news report, beginning in April, city inspectors will enforce a new law, which requires bicyclists delivering food to wear high-visibility reflective vests with the name of their restaurant on the back. Businesses that violate this law will receive $100 and $300 in fines, the report states. Each business is also required to keep an up-to-date list of delivery cyclists, according to the NBC report.
Bike advocates say that these new laws could make the city's streets safer. Restaurant owners also support the new law, the news article states. The city has been conducting classes and campaigns to ensure that cyclists and employers are on the same page with regard to the upcoming enforcement initiative, according to the NBC article. City officials have warned restaurant owners not to promise New Yorkers that they will get their order quickly because it is these type of promises that pressure delivery cyclists to break the rules of the road and drive the wrong way or on the sidewalk, the article states.
The new regulations on delivery bicyclists will help make New York City's streets safer, said New York personal injury lawyer Kenneth A. Wilhelm. "When delivery companies and messenger services set unrealistic deadlines and delivery schedules for their employees, the consequences can be devastating. Our city has seen so many bicycle versus pedestrian injuries involving messenger bicyclists. It was time these regulations are put in place."
When messenger bicyclists cause pedestrian injuries or fatalities, victims and their families have legal rights, Wilhelm said. "In such cases, the at-fault bicyclist and his or her employer can be held liable for the injuries and damages caused. It is important that injured victims or their families obtain the help and support they need to navigate through what can be a complex legal process."
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