Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 12, 2012
In August, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) released its 2012 crash-related data. In this recent report, PennDOT states that highway deaths in 2011 were the second-lowest since these records have been kept. The law firm of Kriethen, Baron & Carpey want to congratulate PennDOT on this excellent accomplishment, and make the suggestion to concentrate more dollars earmarked for safe highways into pedestrian safety measures. The firm has also compiled these statistics into an easy to use infographic that is available on their website.
Over the last five years, PennDOT has invested some $50 million in safety improvements including cable median barriers, centerline and edgeline rumble strips and obstruction removal. Every year the department spends $20 million in state and federal funds for safety education and enforcement efforts statewide.
Here are some statistics released by the department in 2012:
The final statistic above makes it clear that the state should increase its budget for crosswalks and lights. It would also behoove the state to channel more money into driver and pedestrian education in regards to pedestrian safety.
Kriethen, Baron & Carpey have added a new infographic called “Pedestrian Deaths in Pennsylvania” on the firm’s website that illustrates the need for better crosswalk markings and other pedestrian road-safety measures. Journalists and others can download the infographic to use on other websites to help increase awareness about pedestrian safety.
About Kriethen, Baron & Carpey
Stuart Carpey is a personal injury lawyer in Philadelphia and Conshohocken. In practice since 1987, he focuses his practice on complex civil litigation that includes representing injured individuals, particularly pedestrians, in a vast array of personal injury cases.
"With Stuart Carpey, a leading car accident lawyer in Philadelphia, as the lead attorney for Kriethen, Baron & Carpey the firm has focused trying to make Philadelphia and surrounding county roads safer. Mr. Carpey joined Kreithen, Baron & Carpey, P.C. in 1987 and became sole owner in 2006. With his focus as a civil rights attorney in Philadelphia, Mr. Carpey's practice is focused on the representation of clients involved in complex civil litigation, including representing severely injured individuals as a Philadelphia injury lawyer, as well as civil rights cases, and the representation of individuals and small businesses in disputes involving insurance claims. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (reserved for attorneys who have achieved settlements or verdicts in excess of $1,000,000.00 Mr. Carpey is a member of the following professional organizations:
He is also the author of several books available for free from his website: