Category: Teen Safety


Texting While Driving Kills

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: April 10, 2011

Representing injured people and the families of those who have been fatally injured is my passion. However, I’m even more passionate about preventing those injuries and deaths. Please watch the short video below. More importantly, please show it to young people who may not realize how texting, while driving, kills. In more general terms, “distracted driving” kills.

Faces of Distracted Driving: Margay Schee, 13

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: April 9, 2011

On September 23, 2008, 13-year-old Margay Schee was riding home from school when a semi-truck slammed into the back of her school bus. She was killed when rescuers were unable to get her out of the burning wreckage. The truck driver was talking on his cell phone at the time of crash and said he never saw the bus. Margay’s mother, Elissa Schee, is a founding board member of FocusDriven, the first national nonprofit organization devoted specifically to raising awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. For more information, please visit www.distraction.gov. To share your story, upload a video to YouTube… Read More

Sexting and the Law (Part One)

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: September 7, 2010

Yikes! Sexting may sound harmless but it is far from it! Sexting can land the sender in prison for a felony and can cause that person to have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his or her natural life! This is no laughing matter and the powers-that-be (i.e. police and prosecutors) take sexting very, very seriously. What, exactly, is sexting? Well, according to Wikipedia, “Sexting is the act of sending sexually explicit messages or photographs, primarily between mobile phones.” In California, Sexting is made a crime by Penal Code Section 288.2 which basically says that it’s a crime to send a message to a minor if the message is intended to arouse or seduce the minor. This crime applies even… Read More

Chatroulette is Shockingly (Fill in the Blank) – Is It Legal?

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: May 13, 2010

What is ChatRoulette?  Sam Anderson describes it perfectly as “a new website that brings you face-to-face, via webcam, with an endless stream of random strangers all over the world” in his New York Magazine article The Human Shuffle.  I stumbled upon www.chatroulette.com quite by accident when perusing www.oddee.com and found 18 Funny ChatRoulette Screenshots. While I don’t think they were necessarily funny, they were quite interesting. Screenshots ranged from a justifiably angry African-American fellow being linked up with a young Arian whose room was adorned with a Nazi Swastika flag (not funny) to a young woman screaming in horror when her chat partner donned a humorously terrifying mask. What is this… Read More

Safe Sober Prom Night: Daggett Shuler Law “Doing it Right”

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: April 25, 2010

Great public service video from my friend and colleague, North Carolina Personal Injury Attorney David Daggett. Life’s dreams can be shattered in a single moment. Don’t drink and drive. Simply put: There are options. Take a cab; have a designated driver; don’t drink.

3 Boys Killed in Car Crash After Fleeing From Police

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: January 29, 2009

Twitter Address Folks, today tragedy struck when a 14 year old boy went joyriding along with two passengers aged 11 and 6. According to a Fox News Report, the event happened in Fontana, California as follows: A CHP officer pulled over the Nissan Maxima for running a red light on a Fontana street just before 9 p.m. Wednesday, but the driver sped off as the officer walked toward the car, the statement said. In a chase that lasted less than a minute, the driver ran several red lights and reached 90 mph on city streets before losing control and hitting the… Read More

High School Teacher Burns Cross on Student’s Arm

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: June 21, 2008

How outrageous is this? CNN reports that an Ohio high school teacher is being accused of burning a cross on a male teenage student’s arm. It is shocking to me that the Mount Vernon City School District school administrators are just now beginning the process of firing the teacher. Shouldn’t they have fired him immediately? The teacher, John Freshwater, has been teaching eighth-grade science for 21 years in Ohio. He has been reprimanded several times for refusing to remove his Bible from his classroom desk while simultaneously teaching creationism and evolution. By the way, he used an electrostatic device to mark the… Read More

Megan Meier: Myspace Hoax Leads to Teen Girl’s Suicide, Lori Drew Indicted

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: May 16, 2008

This story of the tragic teen suicide of Megan Meier is taken straight from the Associated Press article below. This beautiful young girl, full of life and promise, killed herself as a result of a MySpace hoax allegedly crafted by Lori Drew, the mother of an ex-friend who wanted to see what Megan was saying about her daughter. It is alleged that Lori Drew created the persona of “Josh” on MySpace to lure Megan into a false sense of budding romance, to gain her trust, raise her hopes and then destroy her. Evil, just plain evil. Born November 6, 1992, Died… Read More

New Cell Phone Laws for California as of July 1, 2008: Watch the Video and Read the Text

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: May 8, 2008

Well folks, here’s the low down on the new California cell phone laws that go into effect on July 1, 2008 taken directly from the DMV Website. Whatever you do, do NOT drive while holding your cell phone – you need to be using hands free technology. And please, please don’t text while driving. Watch the DMV Video by Clicking Here Update: 2009 Law Bans Text Messaging while Driving – See Video Two new laws dealing with the use of wireless telephones while driving go into effect July 1, 2008. Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions concerning these new laws. Q: When do the… Read More

Texting While Driving: Graphic Horror Photos

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: March 29, 2008

Please view the photo album with caution. The photos in this posting are not for the faint-at-heart. For that reason, I am posting only one picture here and you’ll have to click here to see the rest. Please show these pictures to your kids and tell them in simple, emphatic words, don’t text while driving. Texting while driving could lead to death, or worse.

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