Blog Posts in October, 2011

  • 28-Oct-2011

    The Surprising Psychology of Driver Interaction With Cyclists

    The Surprising Psychology of Driver Interaction With Cyclists by Angie Schmitt on October 26, 2011 Pop quiz. Do you wear a helmet when you ride? Spandex or normal clothes? Are you female or male? Wearing a helmet may buy you extra protection from ...
  • 28-Oct-2011

    11 Charged in L.I.R.R. Disability Fraud Plot

    By WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM and MOSI SECRET Published: October 27, 2011 Eleven people were charged on Thursday in an enormous fraud scheme in which hundreds of Long Island Rail Road workers falsely claimed to have disabling injuries, with some of them ...
  • 21-Oct-2011

    Hip Surgery Option Loses Key Backer

    David Goldman for The New York Times Hip resurfacing, an alternative to traditional hip replacement, at the Hospital for Special Surgery. By BARRY MEIER Published: October 20, 2011 In another controversy involving all-metal hips, an influential group ...
  • 19-Oct-2011

    New York Bike Law Could Mean Mandatory Licenses and Insurance For the Whole State

    By Joe Coscarelli Mon., Feb. 28 2011 at 2:34 PM ‚Äč This afternoon, Gothamist points us to a proposal by assemblyman Michael DenDekker, a Democrat from Queens, which would require by law that every bicycle -- not just in New York City, but in New York ...
  • 14-Oct-2011

    Man in East Village installs his own bike rack

    Here's a fun thing to ponder: Can you install a bike rack outside your house and then claim it as yours and yours alone? It comes up because that appears to be what one intrepid East Villager has gone and done-going so far as to deface bikes that are ...
  • 11-Oct-2011

    Delivery Worker Killed by Drunk Driver in Brooklyn

    The driver's neighbor writes us in his defense.] A delivery worker, described by police as a 41-year-old Asian man, was killed last night in Greenpoint when a driver in a Buick struck him from behind as he waited at a stop sign. The accident occurred ...
  • 11-Oct-2011

    The time is now for bike advocates

    It's a great time to be a bike advocate-so go ahead and party like it's 1899. By Bob Mionske Fifty years ago, there was no national bicycling advocacy organization. This hadn't always been the case. Our nation's first paved roads were developed ...
  • 5-Oct-2011

    Melon lawsuit filed

    Luckily, it's now pear season. It's been weeks of melon-related tragedies, with dozens of people sick and thirteen dead, and now the first lawsuit has erupted against Jensen Farms and Wal-Mart. A man, who may or may not be elderly, ate an entire ...
  • 5-Oct-2011

    Critical Mass Rides ends with Horrible accident

    A critical Mass goes horribly wrong with multiple people injured in bike accident. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDrX-kvppiE&feature=player_detailpage
  • 5-Oct-2011

    Bike lanes grow as Bike Share Program gets ready to lauch

    NEW YORK - Bicycle lanes, cycling lessons for adults, and soon 10,000 bikes in a sharing program : New York is pedaling hard to join the world's growing love affair with the bicycle. The number of New Yorkers taking the two-wheeled option to commute ...
  • 4-Oct-2011

    Merck Dodges Fosamax Claims in Latest Bellwether Trial; Defense Record Now 4-1

    Merck Dodges Fosamax Claims in Latest Bellwether Trial; Defense Record Now 4-1 In its fifth time at bat in trials over injuries allegedly caused by the osteoporosis drug Fosamax, Merck on Monday knocked out the case of a woman who blamed her severe ...
  • 4-Oct-2011

    Medical Malpractice- Statistic show the patient usually loses

    The 2011 edition of Claim Trend Analysis published by Physician Insurers Association of America, a consortium of 23 medical negligence insurers. The Claims Trend Analysis compiles data for medical negligence cases. The reports have been published ...
  • 4-Oct-2011

    Full Size Electric Scooters to be allowed in Bike Lanes

    Full-Sized Electric Scooter Legal in Bike Lanes FlyKly, is a rechargeable electric motorbike with vestigial pedals. Because it can reach just 20mph and has a motor of less than 750W, it qualifies under Federal electric bicycle law as a pu The FlyKly ...
  • 4-Oct-2011

    New Ban proposed on texting and biking

    Just when we thought we heard all there is to hear about the dangers involved in texting and driving, now we need to warn rider about texting and biking. It may take superb balance to pull off, but texting bicyclists in chicago could soon face fines ...
  • 1-Oct-2011

    Times reports more reported hip replacement failures, but consumers will be left with little recourse.

    The New York Times reportss today the marked increase in metalic hip replacement failure. People who have had this surgery will learn of the federal preemption protection provided to this manafacturers which may bar lawsuits for the known product ...

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