Category Archives: Safety Tips

Personal Watercrafts: Potentially Deadly Fun

Personal watercrafts can be highly dangerous vehicles, even for trained professionals. In 2008, the U.S. Coast Guard counted 4,789 boating accidents involving 709 deaths, 3,331 injuries and $54 million in property damage. Watercraft accidents accounted for 23% of that total. The U.S. Coast Guard noted that the top causes of accidents were operator related: carelessness, -->

Check Your Tires: Tire Safety Tips

Tire failures, blowouts and de-treads are preventable events. Tires will wear at some point and all have expiration dates. Most new tires are estimated to last between 60,000 and 80,000 miles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends tires be replaced every 6 years, regardless of mileage or use. The NHTSA reports that 9 -->

Motorcycle Safety Tips

With weather warming up in the Northeast there will be an increase in the number of motorcycles on the road.  Motorcycle drivers, and all drivers, should follow every safety precaution in light of this.  Follow these tips to ensure your own safety as a motorcyclist and the safety of everyone on the road: Head injuries -->

Avoiding Driver Fatigue

While the National Transportation Safety Board continues its investigation regarding the Bronx bus accident, killing 15 people in early March, many speculate that the accident occurred as a result of driver fatigue. Symptoms of driver fatigue include heavy eyelids, frequent yawning, daydreaming or feeling fidgety and irritable. A fatigued driver may drift over road lines, -->

Bicycle Basics: How to avoid bicycle related injuries

Spring is just a couple of days away. As the warm weather approaches more bicycles will be on the road, meaning that more bicyclists will be injured. As a bicyclist, how can you protect yourself? One of the biggest mistakes bicyclists make is assuming they always have the right-of-way. Prior to operating a bicycle it’s -->

10 Tips for Managing Driver Distractions

Distracted drivers pose a deadly risk to everyone on the road. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that in 2008, the most recent year for which data is available, 5,870 people lost their lives and another 515,000 were injured in police-reported crashes in which a form of distraction was noted on the crash report. -->

Safety Tips for Pedestrians

As winter settles in, snowy and icy conditions can make roads and walking surfaces slick. Even when drivers and pedestrians are at their most cautious, accidents happen. When a person is hit by a moving vehicle, the injuries can be significant. Here are some safety tips to help you navigate the sidewalks and streets this -->