March 2, 2011
Howard County police have identified the man killed in a motorcyle accident Tuesday in a Jessup parking lot. Stacy Summers, 38, of Spring Grove, Pa., apparently lost control of his motorcycle Tuesday afternoon in the parking lot of Frank's Seafood, in the 7900 block of Oceano Ave., and struck the back of a pickup truck. Summers was pronounced dead at the scene, and police said he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. firstname.lastname@example.org
September 29, 2010
On pages 4 and 6 of Wednesday's paper there were two stories about cars hitting kids on bicycles ("2 young bicyclists struck in separate Balto Co. incidents" and "Driver gets six month term in death of teen on bicycle," Sept. 29). Were they wearing helmets? Reporting on whether they were or were not wearing helmets might prompt more people to think about wearing one themselves when they ride. Most people I see riding their bikes up and down York Road south of Towson do not wear helmets.
June 5, 2008
Christy Collins' vision for the future of baseball can be glimpsed through the polycarbonate bars of a face mask. The Ohio researcher examined data from dozens of high school teams and concluded that the best way to reduce serious injuries on the diamond would be to require that all infielders, from pitchers to shortstops, wear helmets and face protection. Her suggestion, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, would mean a huge change in the game's gear. Few think the idea will come to pass soon - if ever - but it has become part of a larger discussion about safety in America's pastime, where a long-held culture of toughness is slowly giving way to more cautious attitudes.
April 2, 2008
PALM BEACH, Fla. -- In a move that should help stop another Spygate incident, NFL owners approved a communication device for defenses yesterday. Only one defensive player on the field will wear a helmet similar to what the quarterback is allowed on offense, letting him communicate with coaches without hand signals. "It didn't pass last year and it did pass this year," Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy said. "So, you can draw your own conclusions." During this past season, coach Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots were disciplined for taping opposing coaches' defensive signals.
June 7, 2007
Maybe you've seen them zipping around malls or on suburban sidewalks - kids on roller shoes, the footwear with a wheel in the heel. "Heelys," as they're known, look like fun - and they are. But doctors say kids are getting hurt on Heelys because parents aren't making them take enough precautions. Meanwhile, some mall operators and guardians of other public spaces are banning them to keep "heeling" youngsters from colliding with shoppers and pedestrians. The shoes convert to skates when users lean back on their heels - letting children zip over hard surfaces at high speed.
July 3, 2006
Picture this scenario: Two guys hop onto their gas-powered two-wheelers - one is a heavy V-twin and the other is a small single-cylinder four-stroke - and motor down the road. Neither is wearing a helmet. The guy riding the bigger bike stays at a steady 15 mph while his friend twists the throttle until he reaches 30 mph. A cop in a parked, unmarked cruiser looks up from his morning paper as the two roll by. Who gets pulled over? In Maryland, only the motorcycle rider gets ticketed. He wasn't wearing the mandatory head protection.