Insurers seek brakes on comparative negligence for cyclists

‘Carve-out’ proposed in car accidents; other legislation would make repeat drunken driving a felony

ANNAPOLIS — Cycling organizations urged legislators Tuesday to establish a comparative negligence standard for when they or pedestrians are struck by vehicles, drawing opposition from insurers, defense attorneys and local governments. Sen. Susan C. Lee, D-Montgomery, proposed a "comparative negligence carve-out" similar to one that went into effect in Washington, D.C. in 2016. Senate Bill 465 ...

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