The Impact of the Sport of Bicycle Riding on Safety Law
American Business Law Journal
On Wednesday, a gentleman, who stated he came from Thornhill in Dunfries, was placed at the Gorbels public bar, charged with riding along the pavement on a velocipede to the obstruction of the passage, and with having, by so doing, thrown over a child. … The child who was thrown down had not sustained any injury, and under the circumstances, the offender was only fined 5 shillings. Glasgow Argus, June 9, 1842- arguably the first court decision applying safety law to the bicycle.
Petty, Ross D. 1998. "The impact of the sport of bicycle riding on safety law." American Business Law Journal 35, no. 2: 185.