Category Archives: Safety Tips

Tis The Season, Parking Lot Safety

Between the holiday music, festive lights and displays, and an influx of people out and about, it’s easy to become distracted behind the wheel. We urge you to use caution while navigating crowded parking lots and visitor centers during the holiday season. Unfortunately, all too often drivers fail to put safety first and innocent people -->

Can I File a Claim if I’m Injured in a Gym?

Going to a gym, exercise or yoga studio to feel and look better is a fun and healthy activity. The more you exercise, the better you feel. While there may be no dispute regarding that claim, gyms are also places where accidents happen. Many factors contribute to the incidence of accidents in gyms and other -->

This Week is Operation Safe Driver Week- Get Involved!

Do you speed, text, or follow too closely to other vehicles? If they answer is ‘yes’ than beginning today make a commitment to become a safe driver. This week law enforcement officers are expected to be on the lookout for dangerous driving behavior. “During Operation Safe Driver Week, law enforcement agencies across North America engage -->

Learn More About Safe Cycling in Ulster County This Weekend

On Saturday, July 15th a free Bike Fest is taking place at the Kingston Library from 12:00pm until 3:00pm. This event will include a children’s bike skills program (no bike needed), a community bike repair clinic, a helmet fitting clinic, a free community barbecue for participants (provided by the Kingston Elks Lodge 550), and lots -->

Preparing for Your Summer Road Trip

Packing up for a road trip this summer? The checklist below may help to keep you and your family/friends safe on your journey.  Planning Ahead •    Have you mapped out your trip? You may find your GPS suggest roads that are dangerous/difficult to navigate, like the Taconic Parkway (link to blog). See if there are -->

Driveway Safety Information for Parents

Safekids.org reports more than nine thousand children are treated each year in emergency rooms for injures that occurred while they were unattended in or around motor vehicles. A significant portion of those injuries could have been prevented. Next time you enter or exit a driveway keep the following in mind: Before backing up always thoroughly -->

Final High School Visit of 2017

Thank you, Ballston Spa for being such wonderful hosts this past week. During our day two program we were able to speak with hundreds of students about the dangers of distracted driving- while giving away some fun promo items! A favorite was our ‘don’t drive distracted’ shirts.  tees.jpg Learn more about our distracted driving program, -->

Memorial Day Safety Tips

Memorial Day weekend, to many, is the official kick off of the summer season. As you prepare for upcoming celebrating, please keep the following safety tips in mind: Travel: according to the AAA’s annual forecast nearly 40 million Americans will travel 50+ miles or more this Memorial Day weekend. This memorial day is predicted to -->

Prevent Wildfire Injuries

The State of New York has asked residents to help prevent dangerous wildfires throughout the Spring season. A statewide residential brush burning ban is in effect now through May 14th. According to experts dry, warm conditions with gusty winds increase the risk of wildfires. “The residential brush burning ban in effect until mid-May will help -->

Commit to Quit 2017

Since 2011, when Finkelstein & Partners launched ‘Commit to Quit’, our distracted driving program, we have made every effort to educate drivers about the dangers of distracted driving. We attended our first event of 2017 in Mechanicville, New York this past week. photo_apr_12_2_44_05_pm.jpg Thank you to our friends at the Cornell Cooperative Extension, STOP-DWI New -->