Category: Bicycle Safety


A California Personal Injury Lawyer’s Perspective on Accidents

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: February 6, 2013

A California personal injury case can take on many forms.  If you, or someone you love, has been injured in any one of the following situations, you may have a personal injury case worth pursuing. Assault Injuries Bicycle Accident Bus Accident Car Accident Dangerous Product Defective Product Dog Bite / Animal Attack Elevator / Escalator Accident False Arrest Medical Negligence Motorcycle Accident Nursing Home Neglect / Abuse Pedestrian Accident Railroad Crossing Accident Sexual Abuse Slip & Fall Accident Trip & Fall Accident Truck Accident Wrongful Death Call me to discuss whether you have a personal injury case.  Consultations are free and unlike a vicious dog,… Read More

Road Rage Against the Cyclist: ER Doctor Gets 5 Years

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: January 9, 2010

The L.A. Times reports that Dr. Christopher Thompson, a medical doctor, an emergency room medical doctor no less, was convicted of assaulting two bicyclists by slamming on his car brakes after a confrontation on Mandeville Canyon Road, a narrow Brentwood, California street. Dr. Thompson was sentenced to five years in prison for his early morning road rage, a rage that caused permanent physical harm to his cycling victims. Even more outrageous is that Dr. Thompson took the Hippocratic Oath which, among other things, binds him to act “for the benefit of my patient and abstain from whatever is harmful or mischievous.” The victims in this case were not his patients but… Read More

Perils for Pedestrians Episode 114: Emergency Evacuations

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: December 21, 2006

Perils for Pedestrians is a monthly series promoting awareness of issues affecting the safety of people who walk and bicycle. Perils For Pedestrians appears on public access cable stations in many cities across the United States. We interview pedestrian and bicycling advocates and government planners about problems such as missing sidewalks and crosswalks, dangerous intersections, speeding traffic, and obstacles to wheelchair users and people with disabilities; and solutions to such problems. Contents of Episode #114 – Emergency Evacuations: Pedestrians on 9-11, New York City Pedestrians and the Blackout, Stamford, CT Evacuation planning, Albany, NY Evacuation Barriers Around Washington DC, Cabin… Read More

Link of the Day – Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: December 11, 2006

hat you’re looking at is the toolbar for the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute, a consumer funded, volunteer staffed organization devoted to all things related to Bicycle Helmet Safety.  Protecting the health and safety of bicycle riders is their main purpose.  Please click on the link above and visit this incredible site.

Bicycle Safety Film: 1963 One Got Fat

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: December 7, 2006

Yet another vintage bicycle safety film (courtesy of YouTube). This one’s called One Got Fat.  Worth watching for safety value, entertainment value and, of course, nostalgic value.

Bicycle Safety 1950s Style

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: December 7, 2006

Here is a Bicycle Safety Film from the 1950s (courtesy of YouTube).  Vintage but nonetheless poignant and effective.

Perils for Pedestrians Episode 110

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: November 30, 2006

Perils for Pedestrians is a monthly series promoting awareness of issues affecting the safety of people who walk and bicycle. Perils For Pedestrians appears on public access cable stations in many cities across the United States. We interview pedestrian and bicycling advocates and government planners about problems such as missing sidewalks and crosswalks, dangerous intersections, speeding traffic, and obstacles to wheelchair users and people with disabilities; and solutions to such problems. Contents of Episode 110: The Rails-to-Trails Conference; Minneapolis, MN Bicycle engineering at Southern Illinois University; Edwardsville, IL A bicycle advocate on bicycle education; Salt Lake City, UT The RWJF… Read More

Perils for Pedestrians Episode 105: Dublin, Velo-City 2005

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: November 30, 2006

Velo-City conference series; Velo-City 2005, Dublin, Ireland; Dublin Cycling Campaign; National Policies to Promote Cycling; Bicycle Workshops in Rome. Perils for Pedestrians is a monthly series promoting awareness of issues affecting the safety of people who walk and bicycle. Perils For Pedestrians appears on public access cable stations in many cities across the United States and on DISH Network 9411 – The Universityhouse Channel. We interview pedestrian and bicycling advocates and government planners about problems such as missing sidewalks and crosswalks, dangerous intersections, speeding traffic, and obstacles to wheelchair users and people with disabilities; and solutions to such problems.

Bicycle Safety PSA1- The Deadly Right Turn

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: November 19, 2006

The deadly right turn kills and injures more bikers than any other misadventure on the road. Sharing The Road means developing a sense of caution and cooperation that leads to a fluid peaceful coexistence of bikes and autos. The message in this 60+ second PSA can be summarized simply: Signal, Clear Back, Turn Right, ShareTheRoad. PSA1 is the first in a series of six PSAs to be produced over the next six months as the ShareTheRoad Productions PSA Campaign. The video may be posted (unaltered) to any site or used for any educational purpose. Contact us for web or broadcast… Read More

Bicycle Safety PSA 3 – Stop In The Name of Love

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: November 19, 2006

PSA3 is a story of arrogance and tragedy as our road-tested biker flies through stop signs and stop lights in his own little universe. Finally he gets his due and meets Elvira. More than a metaphor, she takes him to a new world as he tumbles through the intersection of right and wrong. It’s a sad tale that must be told. lowell@steigerlaw.com www.steigerlaw.com

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