Safety

Law requires motorists to give bicyclists three feet for safety

With summer vacation over, motorists will see more children riding to and from school on their bicycles. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reminds the public that a new law af ...

Driving in rural Lincoln requires ‘good neighbors’

There is a driver’s side to the story about the scenic roadways in rural Lincoln that we all use. I happen to be one of the drivers who encounter the cyclists almost every m ...

Beating a burglar at his own game: police officers offer security advice

“What do you think a burglar hates most?” Gary Leonard asked a crowd of about 300 residents at the Neighborhood Watch Safety and Security Symposium this month in Lincol ...

City to discuss Lincoln Hills traffic laws

 The city of Lincoln released results Monday for a Lincoln Hills traffic opinion survey conducted in September. The 11.4 percent of residents responding were mostly split even ...

A bicycle column for drivers, too

I guess I qualify as an avid cyclist.  Oh, I’m not very good but I’m out there about three times a week on an old bike, riding to Folsom, Auburn and Meadow Vi ...

Keep signs for safety

The paper quotes a councilman as saying the stop signs on major streets cause people to drive on inner streets.  Surely he can’t believe that as there are just as many i ...

Low probability, high consequences

I would like to share observations about the nature of the risk imposed by the presence of 500,000 gallons of propane (Lincoln News Messenger, Aug. 8) located in the storage and ...

Move the propane

Move the propane to a safer location. And it should have some vented “blast walls” around it to deflect most of the force of any blast upwards. Also, it needs to have ...

Sky is not falling

Look out Lincolnites, the sky is falling! At least that is what the editor of the local newspaper would like you to believe. When I first heard about the propane tanker fire, I cal ...

Either move the tanks or move the town

My July 25 column (page 4, “The public must get involved in preventing propane fires here”)  prompted 15 letters and as many phone calls agreeing that community me ...