Monday, May 15, 2017

Peak Season at the Beach is Here, Pedestrians and Drivers Beware

With Memorial Day quickly approaching, drivers and pedestrians should be reminded to take extra precautions as the holiday weekend approaches. Traffic will substantially increase at the beach beginning Memorial Day weekend as summer unofficially kicks off.

Pedestrian-involved accidents along Coastal Highway in Ocean City have long been a problem. Police have done a lot over the years to make it safer for pedestrians to cross the busy highway. If you are trying to cross the road, you should always remember to wait to cross until you have the signal, always stay in the designated crosswalk, and look both ways because you can never assume a driver is paying attention and sees you crossing the road. Drivers along Coastal Highway can be reckless sometimes, especially at night when drunk drivers hit the roads.

Stay safe this Memorial Day weekend and all summer long down at the beach. If you or a loved one is injured in a pedestrian accident, call the experienced local attorneys at Portner & Shure today for a free consultation: (301) 854-9000, (410) 995-1515.


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