Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys
Call Today 404.907.1594
Free Case Consultation

Fill out the form below to schedule your free case consultation with an attorney.

  • Please enter your name.
  • This isn't a valid email address.
    Please enter your email address.
  • This isn't a valid phone number.
    Please enter your phone number.
    You entered an invalid number.
  • Please enter a message.
    Please select an option.
Understanding Your Rights Find Out if You May Be Entitled to Compensation

Raised Pavement Markers are Dangerous

We have all seen them around town or driven over them, white raised pavement markers, also known as road turtles. Many motorists probably do not give them a second thought or think much about them, but those on two wheels are criticizing the addition of these road markers around.

Cyclists have been calling these road markers “road turtles” because their shape and size resembles the shell of a turtle. Because of this, many avid cyclists are starting to wear shirts with the slogan, “Save the Whales, Annihilate the Turtles.” Obviously, the actual turtle animal is not what cyclists are against, but rather the road markers.

Why are cyclists against road bumps?

When a bicycle’s wheels strike a road bump, problems can occur. In fact, road bumps have been a hazard to cyclists. When road bumps are located around corners, it doesn’t give a cyclist much notice to ride around them because a cyclist is generally looking to see if it is safe to make the turn. After he makes that turn, he may literally come face to face with a road bump, as it may have caused him to fall off his bike in a Georgia bicycle crash. There are opponents to the addition of road turtles, many cyclists believe them to be a danger and a waste of taxpayers’ money.

However, Atlanta continues to install these white plastic road markers all around town to outline parking zones and no-drive areas. Sometimes, they are even placed next to white “fog” lines, which can be of great danger to cyclists traveling next to the road.

This has left many wondering what ever happened to the old white lines to mark no travel zones. If Georgia towns want to improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists in addition to encouraging a healthier lifestyle, then cyclists are asking these cities not to install dangerous road markers or road turtles.

By making sure that road markers are not placed in a dangerous place, bicyclists will be able to reduce their chances of being injured in bicycle accidents.

If you were injured in a bicycle accident due to no fault of your own, you should talk with a concerned and knowledgeable Atlanta accident attorney at Kalka & Baer LLC at (404) 907-1594 in a free, no-obligation legal consultation today.

What Our Clients Are Saying

  • “Tony and his team were compassionate and worked with us through the entire process.”

    Mike P.

  • “Before you select any attorney, meet with Tony and Alfred at Kalka & Baer LLC.”

    Ron H.

  • “I am here to recommend Tony Kalka to anyone that desires a knowledgeable attorney that is efficient and thorough for a lawsuit victory.”

    Christrost

  • “Kalka & Baer far exceeded my expectations...and they are just the nicest people you'd want to meet.”

    Barbara R.

  • “I was very satisfied with the end result, and would highly recommend Kalka & Baer for the great service and expert knowledge that they provide!”

    Sabel S.

  • “Tony’s work ethic is incredible; he left no stone unturned.”

    Marie

  • “I would recommend this firm without a doubt; Caroline and her team are very professional.”

    Dobson Collins

  • “There will never be enough words that can describe the type of lawyer, professional, confidant, and friend that Tony Kalka and Renee Smith have been thru the entire ordeal of my case.”

    Meg B.

  • “Bryan and his law firm was available on the first phone call and took their time to answer ALL my questions.”

    Shaun B.

  • “I do not give compliments or reviews normally but when someone goes way beyond the call of duty... People need to know who you are and what you can do!”

    M. Kay W.

  • “I guarantee anyone that asks me for a good Attorney and even those that don't, I will refer to Bryan.”

    Yvette

  • “They worked diligently to resolve my issue and addressed any concerns I had in a timely manner.”

    Erika

  • “At all times you displayed professionalism, integrity and compassion.”

    C Icemp

  • “Mr Kalka and the other members of the firm throughout my dealings with them were always well informed, courteous, helpful beyond expectations.”

    Andrew

  • “I always say “Everything happens for a reason.” And for all the reasons that God allowed our paths to cross, I am truly grateful.”

    Deb. H.

Work With a Recognized Legal Team

  • You Pay Nothing Unless We Win
  • Millions of Dollars in Settlements Recovered
  • Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers®
  • Included in U.S. News - Best Lawyers®
  • Perfect 10.0 Rating on Avvo
  • Nationally Recognized by Numerous Legal Organizations