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Slain Cyclist's Brother Calls for Tougher Elderly Driving Laws

Elliot Krasnopoler, whose brother was killed on University Parkway two years ago, wants more stringent rules for elderly drivers.

The day after the two-year anniversary of the crash that claimed his brother’s life, Elliot Krasnopoler rode his bike to the scene of the accident in part to remember Nathan Krasnopoler and to advocate for stricter driving laws.

An elderly driver hit Nathan Krasnopoler, 20, on Feb. 26, 2010 and he died from his injuries that August. The 83-year-old driver was later ticketed and fined $220 for not yielding to him while he was riding in a bike lane on West University Parkway.

Since then, Elliot Krasnopoler and his family founded Americans for Older Driver Safety to promote education for older drivers and advocate for laws they say will make Maryland’s streets safer.

"The main law we’re looking at right now is the renewal cycle, just change from five years to eight years," Elliot Krasnopoler said.

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