SAFETY

November 21, 2018

‘Tis the season to be jolly…unless you are stuck in traffic, cut off by an impatient driver, or endlessly circling the mall parking lot.

While the holidays are generally an exciting time, they are also the busiest time of the year. Whether it is a celebratory outing, appointments, or shopping, the result is more congestion on our roadways and in parking lots. This can lead to stress, frustration, and road rage. Even something a...

October 30, 2018

Tomorrow is Halloween, a fun time with ghosts, witches, princess, pirates, cartoon characters, and candy abound! But, Halloween night is also the most dangerous night of the year for pedestrian injuries from cars.  Therefore, it is imperative that both pedestrians and drivers act responsibly.

Pedestrians

  • Stay in groups when possible.

  • Use sidewalks and crosswalks; wait for walking signal before crossing road. If there ar...

October 11, 2018

Seventeen passengers were on their way to an upstate New York brewery for a birthday celebration when the limo driver blasted through an intersection and crashed into a parked SUV, before landing in a shallow ravine. The driver, all seventeen passengers, and two pedestrians were killed in the crash.

Investigators said it is too early to blame any single factor in the fatal crash.

Was the vehicle mechanically sound? Was the drive...

September 10, 2018

Another school year is underway which means an increase in traffic on our nation’s roadways as pedestrians, bicyclists, and school buses are in abundance. It impacts all motorists so extra precautions are necessary when kids are present – especially before and after school. With this in mind, every driver should brush up on a few back to school driving tips.

  1. Obey speed limits and stop signs. Slow down at intersections and c...

July 18, 2018

A viral video shows a 2-year-old boy climbing the outside of a locked pool ladder by wedging his little feet into the gate’s open slats.

The Massachusetts family was in their backyard when the child began to climb the locked gate covering the steps to their above-ground pool. The child was able to grab onto the slits in the door and pull himself up. His parents said they couldn’t believe what they were seeing. Fortunately, the...

July 6, 2018

Although the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School spurred a national student-led movement demanding stricter firearm laws, gun violence in schools has continued. In fact, in the two months that followed the Parkland shooting, there were almost two dozen more school shootings, according to nonprofit Everytown for Gun Safety. Furthermore, the organization said there have been 303 school shootings in th...

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