Proper activate pink? With pedestrian deaths rising, US cities are contemplating bans

CHICAGO (AP) — Sophee Langerman was on her strategy to a bicycle security rally in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood in June when a automobile turning proper rolled by means of a pink mild and slammed into her bike, which she was strolling off the curb and into the crosswalk.

The automobile was shifting slowly sufficient that Langerman escaped severe damage, however the bicycle required intensive repairs. To Langerman, it’s one other argument for ending a observe that the majority U.S. cities have embraced for many years: the authorized prerogative for a driver to show proper after stopping at a pink mild.

A dramatic rise in accidents killing or injuring pedestrians and bicyclists has led to a myriad of coverage and infrastructure modifications, however strikes to ban proper on pink have drawn among the most intense sentiments on each side.