Archive for the 'safety' Category
Did you know that in Holland drivers are taught to reach for their car door handle with their right hands? (See fourth paragraph of linked article.) This forces you to turn and look behind you when opening the door so you can see if anyone is approaching on a bicycle. What a [...]Read More..>>
About thirty years ago, when I was still in high school, I took a bike trip from Astoria, Oregon to my hometown, Ashland, with my boss Pat Super, who cofounded United Bicycle Tool Supply and whose husband at the time founded United Bicycle Institute.
It was the worst bike tour I had ever been on. [...]
You gotta give a guy like that some credit.
I’ve been thinking about this for awhile. Is it right to put someone in prison for the rest of his life after pulling him over with 0.10 blood-alcohol content? Even if it’s the 16th time it has happened?
Readers of this blog know that I am critical of our DUI laws. I want [...]
First Lady and pedestrian-killer, Michelle Obama.
The Governor’s Highway Safety Association reports that, for the first time in four years, pedestrian deaths are up. This is particularly notable because traffic fatalities as a whole have fallen eight percent in the last four years. According to the report, 1,891 pedestrians were killed in the first [...]Read More..>>
Pima County Sheriff Dupnik had the following to say about the horrific shooting yesterday:
I think it’s time as a country that we need to do a little soul searching. Because it’s the vitriolic rhetoric that we hear day in and day out from people in the radio business and some people in the tv business, [...]
Here is an example of a bicyclist performing some basic safety checks of the sort that probably would have prevented the plaintiff in the lawsuit against Ajo Bikes (below) from breaking his arm.
Cool video, too.
A former client of mine pointed me to a new ordinance that Oro Valley is most likely going to adopt on Wednesday. The ordinance would prohibit marijuana dispensaries (should Proposition 203 pass) within a 1000-foot buffer around any school, library, church, child-care facility, and park. It also limits such dispensaries to two classes [...]Read More..>>
Most of you probably know that the Arizona Driver’s Manual now instructs drivers as to both the “three-foot” passing rule and the lawful right of cyclists to ride two abreast. It also states clearly that the same rules of the road and right-of-way apply to bicyclists as to motorists. That’s a big first [...]Read More..>>