September 19, 1985
Just as a beautiful summer comes to a close here in the South Bay, a recurring problem continues to plague us along our bike path and Strand. Only days ago, a close friend of mine was literally thrown from her bike by a cyclist that was geared up and traveling at almost the speed of sound. Naturally, they both hit the concrete, and unfortunately, my friend sustained a mild concussion that required paramedic treatment at the scene and X-rays later at the hospital. The race-track driver walked away unhurt and sped away, only to possibly be at fault again someday.
March 18, 2004
As a physician taking frequent emergency room calls, I found "Doctoring the Speeding Law" (editorial, March 14) extremely offensive. For the editorial page of a major newspaper to portray physicians with such contempt is very troubling. There have been many times I have been called to the hospital in the middle of the night to treat patients who are bleeding to death from gunshot wounds or ruptured aneurysms. I find myself driving to the hospital quickly, hoping that I won't be too late to help and also hoping that I won't be pulled over by the Highway Patrol to explain myself, thus wasting valuable time.
February 10, 1985
Add Palisades Drive as a death trap to a "Scenic Road Stirs Impulse to Speed" you reported on Feb. 3. Some time after midnight on Feb. 1, two girls in their early 20s, racing the brother of one of those killed, lost control of their speeding car, hit the curb and literally sailed into the retaining wall of a flood-control ditch along the 2 1/2-mile-wide canyon road. The impact flipped the car into a pool of water which may have caused death to the unconscious girls by drowning.
June 4, 1989 |
City police have determined that a mass-transit bus driver was speeding on a wet road when his bus collided head-on with a school bus on May 23. A total of 58 people, most of them first-graders from a northeast Philadelphia Catholic school, were injured in the crash.
March 7, 2004
Re "Drive to Let Doctors Speed Hits Yellow Light," March 4: The California Highway Patrol's angry reaction to the California Medical Assn.'s plan to sell stickers identifying members as doctors is hypocritical. Before beginning to ticket doctors trying to make their way through L.A.'s congestion, CHP officers should ticket their own peers who routinely get away with breaking the law through a feature called "courtesy between departments." Pulled over for speeding? No problem. Just show your police badge.
April 15, 1990
As I live on California Boulevard in Pasadena and drive the length of that street in both directions almost every day, I want to share some important information with the people who use my street in order to avoid the Foothill Freeway: To begin with, the well-posted speed limit on California between St. John's Street on the west and Hill Avenue on the east, is 30 m.p.h., a law you constantly ignore. Consider this: The unfinished Long Beach Freeway dumps southbound traffic into Pasadena at St. John Avenue, and most of it turns east on California Boulevard.