Establish and publicize new penalties for reckless driving that endangers the lives of bicyclists.

Strategy 7.4.2 Details

Chapter 7Law Enforcement and Crash Analysis: More than 1000 bicycle accidents are reported to the Chicago Police Department every year,1 with thousands more unreported. Effective enforcement of traffic laws, based on an understanding of the circumstances of bicycle crashes, will reduce the frequency and severity of these injuries.
Objective 4Ensure that local laws address the rights and responsibilities of Chicago's bicyclists.

Strategy 2

Establish and publicize new penalties for reckless driving that endangers the lives of bicyclists.

Meaningful penalties help reduce the number of severe bicyclist injuries and the need for enforcement efforts, especially if they are widely publicized. Publicize as a component of the annual publicity campaign recommended in Strategy 3.3.

Peformance MeasureDetermine appropriate penalties by 2007. Establish penalties by 2008
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