Holiday Driving Safety Tips: Video

Happy Holidays to You!  I'm posting seven holiday driving safety tips both in text and in a video!

 So here are the tips:

  1. Don't Speed — speed kills
  2. Don't Drive Impaired — if you want to party, great!  BUT designate a non-drinking driver ahead of time
  3. Motorcyclists and Bicyclists Protect Yourselves — you may know what you're doing and where you're going, but people in cars typically are not looking for you.  Wear protective gear: Helmet, jacket, pants, boots, etc.
  4. Get Rid of Tailgaters: They may just seem annoying but they're really quite dangerous.  I've represented many people who have been severely injured in a rear-end accident.   It is not uncommon for the victim of a rear-end accident to wind up having surgery for neck, back or other injuries caused by the rear-end accident.
  5. Don't Prevent Others From Passing You
  6. Beware of Stopped Vehicles at a Crosswalk: It's likely that some pedestrian is in that crosswalk
  7. Keep Your Cell Phone WIth You: Although it may be illegal to put that phone up to your ear (use your Bluetooth!), you need to keep a phone in your car for emergency situations.  Remember, 911 is your friend.

Injured? Questions? Concerns? 

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Veterans Day 2008 – Honoring All Who Served

Veterans day 2008

This year Veterans Day falls on Tuesday, November 11. There are all kinds of great sites related to this holiday which Honors All Who Served.

United States Department of Veterans Affairs which has links to:

National Ceremony, Resources such as Teacher's GuidePoster Gallery, Veterans Day History and even a Kid's Site, Special Initiatives, Regional Observances, National Committee and Proclamations.

 Military.com which has, among other things, a beautiful slide show tribute to those who have served.     

WikiAnswers which provides yet another historical resource.

Last year I posted a bunch of stuff about Veterans Day including many videos and other great links.  Click here and enjoy.

Please be safe this Veterans Day and, although it's happening on a Tuesday, watch out for crazy drivers on the road!

If you, or someone you know, has been injured, please call me immediately at (323) 852-1100 or send an e-mail to me at lowell@steigerlaw.com

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Columbus Day 2008

Columbus So Columbus Day falls on Monday, October 13, 2008.  I blogged about Columbus Day last year and even included a Columbus Day Parade Video.  What exactly is Columbus Day?  Per the aptly named Columbus Day Site, "This day is remembered in the U.S.A to pay tribute to the 1st journey to America in 1492 by Christopher Columbus." This site has a plethora of great information, things of interest to those of us curious enough to explore!

  • Columbus Day is celebrated on the second Monday in October
  • This holiday is also celebrated in South and Central America, Italy and Spain
  • First celebrated in 1792 when the Colombian Order prepared a service in New York City to honor Christopher Columbus and his first landing in America
  • There were already people living here in America upon Columbus’s arrival — therefore he did not "discover" America BUT he did discover it from the perspective of his native Europe
  • Click here for the History of Christopher Columbus from 1451 to his death in 1506
  • Details of Christopher Columbus’s First Voyage in 1492
  • Christopher Columbus had a second, third and fourth voyage as well
  • Christopher Columbus’s death and subsequent events

Other Interesting Columbus Day Sites

Wines Columbus Would Drink (Forbes.com)

Columbus Day – A History (Wilstar.com)

Was Columbus Smart About Safety? (Askacop.org)

Columbus Day History, Activities and Information For Kids (Sunniebunniezz.com)

United States Embassy Stockholm – Celebrate Columbus Day! (Stockholm U.S. Embassy)

Wikipedia on Christopher Columbus

The Journal of Christopher Columbus (Historyguide.com)

Enjoy the holiday

If you, or someone you know, has been injured, please call me immediately at (323) 852-1100 or send an e-mail to me at lowell@steigerlaw.com

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July 4, 1776 Independence Day

Hurrah_for_the_usaFireworks, barbecues, beach, friends and family gathering to celebrate Independence Day: The Fourth of July!!! 

Here’s to a Happy, Healthy and Safe 4th of July!

I’d like to share some 4th of July tidbits with you:

From History.com:

Independence Day in the U.S., is an annual holiday commemorating the formal adoption by the Continental Congress of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia. Although the signing of the Declaration was not completed until August, the Fourth of July holiday has been accepted as the official anniversary of U.S. independence and is celebrated in all states and territories of the U.S.

The holiday was first observed in Philadelphia on July 8, 1776, at which time the Declaration of Independence was read aloud, city bells rang, and bands played. It was not declared a legal holiday, however, until 1941. The Fourth is traditionally celebrated publicly with parades and pageants, patriotic speeches, and organized firing of guns and cannons and displays of fireworks; early in the 20th century public concern for a "safe and sane" holiday resulted in restrictions on general use of fireworks. Family picnics and outings are a feature of private Fourth of July celebrations.

July 4 Video Gallery from History.com: Watch by clicking here

Fourth of July is Independence Day (USA.gov) with links to everything related to 4th of July including safety, fireworks, recipes, history and more, more, more

American Memory: Independence Day (Library of Congress) extensive historical links, images.  Beautiful.

July 4 Jokes from July4.com

Injuries From Improper Use of Fireworks (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)

Macy’s Fireworks Spectacular, July 4, 2008 at 9pm (EST)

Barbecue Food and Safety (USDA)

Fireworks Safety (Girlpower.gov)

State Fireworks Laws all 50 States (American Pyrotechnics Association)

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Flag Day, June 14, 2008

American_flag_flying Wikipedia tells us that:

In the United States, Flag Day (more formally, National Flag Day) is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened that day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777.

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.

Flag Day is not an official federal holiday, though on June 14, 1937 Pennsylvania became the first (and only) U.S. state to celebrate Flag Day as a state holiday.

Title 36 Sec. 110 of the US Code is the official statute on Flag Day, however it is at the President’s discretion to proclaim officially the observance.

The largest Flag Day parade is held annually in Troy, New York. [1]

Framingham, Massachusetts also holds a yearly Flag Day parade, as do many other towns and cities, although in recent years a shrinking turnout has prompted the town to consider eliminating the event.

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President’s Day 2008

George_washingtonQuoting directly from Wikipedia,  "Presidents Day (or Presidents’ Day), is the common name for the federal holiday officially designated as Washington’s Birthday, and both variants are among the official names of a number of coinciding state holidays. It is celebrated on the third Monday of February.

"As the official title of the federal holiday, Washington‘s Birthday was originally implemented by the federal government of the United States in 1880 in the District of Columbia (20 Stat. 277) and expanded in 1885 to include all federal offices (23 Stat. 516). As the first federal holiday to honor an American citizen, the holiday was celebrated on Washington’s actual birthday, February 22. January 1, 1971 the federal holiday was shifted to the third Monday in February by the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. A draft of the Uniform Holidays Bill of 1968 would have renamed the holiday to Presidents’ Day to honor both Washington and Lincoln, but when signed into law on June 28, 1968 simply moved Washington’s Birthday.

Abraham_lincoln_2 "In the late 1980s, with a push from advertisers (see detail below), the term Presidents Day began its public appearance. The theme has expanded the focus of the holiday to honor another President born in February, Abraham Lincoln, and often other Presidents of the United States. Although Lincoln’s birthday, February 12, was never a federal holiday, approximately a dozen state governments have officially renamed their Washington’s Birthday observances as "Presidents Day", "Washington and Lincoln Day", or other such designations. It is also interesting to note that "Presidents Day" is not always an all-inclusive term. In Massachusetts, while the state officially celebrates "Washington’s Birthday," state law also prescribes that the governor issue an annual Presidents Day proclamation honoring the presidents that have come from Massachusetts: John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Calvin Coolidge, and John F. Kennedy.[1] (Coolidge, the only one born outside of Massachusetts, spent his entire political career before the vice presidency there.) Alabama uniquely observes the day as "Washington and Jefferson Day," even though Jefferson’s birthday was in April.[2] In Connecticut, while Presidents Day is a federal holiday, Abraham Lincoln’s birthday is still a state holiday, falling on February 12 regardless of the day of the week.

"In Washington’s home state of Virginia the holiday is legally known as ‘George Washington Day.’"

Other interesting related links:

Biography of George Washington on About.com

Official Site for Mt. Vernon, Home of George Washington

Biography of Abraham Lincoln in Roots Web

Roots Web’s Happy President’s Day is a fascinating site with short biographies of George Washington and Abraham Lincon.  The site also has a myriad of links about George Washington such as History of the Man, The American Revolution, Early Life and Career, and on and on.  They have a plethora of links as to Abraham Lincoln, as well, such as Early Life, Illinois Legislator, the Slavery Issue, the Civil War and the Gettysburg Address.

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