Tag Archives: bike safety

Police Promote Bike Helmet Safety

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While cheering on training partners at the US Triathlon National Championships in Cleveland, Ohio, bike injury lawyer Doug Landau compared notes with local law enforcement regarding helmet and bicycle safety. Attorney Landau learned that there are programs in Ohio to educate children about the importance of using head protection when riding their bicycles, similar to

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Putting More Lids on Kids in the Herndon Area

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The Abrams Landau team was back at another local public elementary school last week for its Lids on Kids brain injury prevention and helmet giveaway program. Lawyer Doug Landau successfully showed his presentation to Herndon’s Hutchison Elementary School’s sixth grade class in their large cafeteria. He explained the importance of always wearing a bike helmet

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Overtaking Law Designed for Bike Safety

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New bike safety laws implemented this week in the wake of two cycling fatalities in the last fortnight are causing controversy, reports Doug Landau from Australia. The new requirement means that cars and trucks must keep a certain distance when overtaking these non-motorized vehicles. The distance is set at a minimum of one metre (a

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Putting the Plug on Safety

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Safety is at the core of most USA Triathlon rules. While many athletes focus on the rules involving penalties for cheating, drafting, blocking, cutting bikers off, and passing on the wrong side, there are rules designed entirely for the safety of race participants. One such safety rule is the requirement for plugs on all handlebar

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Honoring Runner Meg Menzies

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The running community is a close-knit one.  Reactions to the bombing at the 2013 Boston Marathon are evidence of the strong bond felt among runners — a bond that connects runners all across the world. The running community in Hanover County, Virginia (near Richmond) is no exception.  Runner and mother of three Meg Menzies was

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New York City Bike Share Program

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New York City’s bike share program, called “Citi Bike” was officially launched over Memorial Day weekend of this year.  The first day of the program was Memorial Day Monday — a day on which traffic was lighter because of the holiday. An article in the New York Times referred to the launch as a day

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Where Should Cyclists Ride on the Roads?

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If you are a cyclist, where should you ride your bike?  On the street?  On the sidewalk?  On a trail?  Where? This is an important bike safety question and one that has been on the mind of Virginia bike crash attorney Doug Landau.  Landau, an avid athlete and cyclist himself, recently represented a cyclist who

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Landau to Speak at Fairfax Bike Summit

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Athletes — especially cyclists — are likely to have a lot to learn (and contribute) at the Fairfax Bike Summit. That is why bike safety lawyer Doug Landau is excited to be a guest speaker at this year’s event.  “Injury lawyers are in the business of helping those who are injured due to no fault

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Cycling Safety – Preparing for the Fall

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As anyone who is a serious (or not-so-serious) cyclist knows, the occasional fall is an unavoidable consequence of riding a bike. That is why Herndon cyclist and athlete’s lawyer Doug Landau is such a stickler for safety.  In fact, a quick search on this site will reveal numerous postings about safe cycling. A recent full-page

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