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Child Safety Demonstration Shows Dangers of Hot Cars

According to experts, each year an average of 37 children die from heat-related deaths after being trapped inside vehicles. In a memorable demonstration, Los Angeles police officers gathered with local representatives and set up two cars – one with the windows closed and one with them cracked – to demonstrate just how fast each car -->

Live Injury-Free

There’s a critical health threat that deserves our attention: preventable, serious and life-threatening injuries.  Accidental injury is the #3 leading cause of death for people of all ages. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), preventable deaths rose by 10% in 2016. Injuries don’t discriminate. It’s very likely that you or someone you know has -->

7 Safe-Driving Apps for Teen Drivers and Parents

Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens. Drive safely by downloading one of these safe driving apps: Text Arrest: This app disables texting and e-mail on smartphones while the car is in motion. The app locks the phone’s screen so no texts or emails can be sent or read while driving. The -->

Everything You Need to Know About the Dangers of Lead Poisoning

What is Lead Poisoning? Lead poisoning occurs when lead builds up in the body, often over a period of months or years. Even small amounts of lead can cause serious health and developmental problems. Young children under 6 are especially vulnerable to lead poisoning, which can severely impact their mental and physical development. At very -->

Parallel Parking Tips

For new drivers, parallel parking can be one of the most difficult things to do as a driver. Here are some parallel parking tips for inexperienced drivers or experienced drivers who may be a little rusty: • Practice with cones or large boxes. • If you’re uncomfortable with your angle of approach, pull back out -->

The 10 Most Dangerous Toys for Kids

Thanksgiving has ended and the Christmas shopping season is officially under way. If you’re shopping for little ones this season, make sure to avoid purchasing theses most dangerous toys for kids: 1. Air Storm Firetek Bow: This toy is a potential hazard for eye injuries. It is sold at Walmart and Amazon.com. The products lists -->

Does Your Family Have a Winter Home Emergency Kit?

Winter is approaching and you likely have all sorts of things in your home right now that would serve you well in an emergency, but do you have them ready? Creating a home emergency kit can be mean life or death, in some situations. Here are some simple tips of you can start an emergency -->

Six Cold Weather Safety Tips

Winter is near! Here are seven safety tips to help you prepare for and stay safe during colder temperatures: 1. Wear layers of lightweight clothing to stay warm. 2. Bring the pets indoors! 3. Avoid frozen pipes – run water, even at a trickle, to help prevent them from freezing. Keep the thermostat at the -->

Protecting Your Kids from Burns and Scalds this Thanksgiving

It’s almost Thanksgiving! That means lots of cooking for your family and loved ones. Keep those little ones safe and away from the stove this Thanksgiving by following these simple safety tips: 1. Teach kids to stay out of the kitchen and to play in a separate room when you are cooking for the big -->

Preventing Backover Accidents

The government has only recently started to track the number of children injured or killed in non-traffic related accidents, such as driveway backovers. In 2009, the NHTSA released a report that estimated an average of 292 fatalities and 18,000 injuries occur each year as a result of backover accidents. What Can You Do as a -->