Jeffrey Johnson is a legal writer with a focus on personal injury. He has worked on personal injury and sovereign immunity litigation in addition to experience in family, estate, and criminal law. He earned a J.D. from the University of Baltimore and has worked in legal offices and non-profits in Maryland, Texas, and North Carolina. He has also earned an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman Univer...

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How to Not Get Hit by Cars: A homegrown site from a cycling advocate, offering tips on avoiding accidents with helpful illustrations.

Helmet Laws and Statistics From the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

Bicycle Accidents: Perception and Reality: Advocates of bicycling in New York City sponsor this site, which has statistics and advice on reducing accidents. A table lists common pollutants that bicyclists encounter in the urban core.

Bikes and Wheel Sports Safety Page for Kids: Fun website from the New York State DMV.

Scooter Safety for Kids: Kid-oriented tips from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Scooter Safety: Numbers showing why your kid should wear a helmet, from the Brain Injury Association of America.

In-Line Skating Safety: Recommendations with “do’s” and “don’ts” from Texas A&M University.

Skateboards: A pamphlet published by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission discussing skateboard injury statistics and important safety tips.

Head Injuries: What to look for and what to do, from Nemours Foundation.

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