Over the years bullying has become an increasingly pressing issue locally and nationally. If you or a loved one has been the subject of bullying it’s important to understand a few basic principles: Any type of unwanted, abusive behavior is bullying. Examples include taunting, inappropriate sexual comments, threatening, spreading false rumors, blatant and intentional exclusion, -->
According to experts a key factor in preventing bullying is teaching children, teens, and parents how to identify bullying, and how to safely stand up to it. Nassau County recently signed a bill into law that will allow the County to create and operate an anti-bullying website. The goal of the website is to provide -->
wtdw-_driving_taconic5.jpg Most agree texting and driving is dangerous, however, many continue to do so. Read more on our blog: 5 Things Hudson Valley Residents Want Drivers to Know About the Taconic Parkway
wtdw-_driving_taconic4.jpg Wrong way accidents occur all too often. It’s not totally clear why there is such a high rate of wrong way accidents, but what we do know is people die every year from wrong-way accidents on the Taconic. Read more on our blog: 5 Things Hudson Valley Residents Want Drivers to Know About the Taconic Parkway
wtdw-_driving_taconic3.jpg Weather and seasonal conditions, like rain, fallen leaves, and fog can make traveling the Taconic challenging for even the most experienced driver. Read more on our blog: 5 Things Hudson Valley Residents Want Drivers to Know About the Taconic Parkway
wtdw-_driving_taconic2.jpg It’s a lot like a safari. The Bronx zoo is a nice place to see animals. An elk darting into the road in front of you while you’re traveling 55 miles per hour isn’t. Read more on our blog: 5 Things Hudson Valley Residents Want Drivers to Know About the Taconic Parkway
wtdw-_driving_taconic1.jpg 1. There’s virtually no room for error. By “virtually no room” we really mean, there is no room for error. Read more on our blog: 5 Things Hudson Valley Residents Want Drivers to Know About the Taconic Parkway
WTDW KidsBus3.jpg PLAY A GAME: Make a list of 10 school bus rules, and create a fun game you can play year round. Before kid’s return to from school vacations and breaks, play the game to re-fresh you little one’s memory.
WTDW KidsBus2.jpg PHONING AND FINDING HOME Does your child know your address? How about your phone number? Make sure your child knows where and how to reach you at all times. Tip: To help with your phone number, make a song using a familiar tune like the ABC’s and sing your number: “Eight four five…:”
Sadly we often don’t contemplate “what to do when” we are in a potentially hazardous situation until it’s too late. As personal injury attorneys we understand this all too well. In addition to our blogs and social media posts, we have constructed an informational series aimed at reminding you and your loved ones what to -->
WTDW- BikingCntry 2.jpg Be a sight to see! It’s a fact; drivers on the road today are more distracted than ever. There are more fatal accidents on rural roads than in cities. Make sure that you’re wearing bright clothes so that approaching motorists are able to safely spot you and maneuver around you.
WTDW- BikingCntrypsd.jpg You have a right to ride! If a car needs to ride behind you until there is a break where they can safely pass you, so be it. Ride straight, without swerving, and if you’re turning make sure to signal!
WTD.Distracted Driving 2.jpg There’s an app for that! There are actually several app’s for that, one being Sprint’s “Drive First” app, which will automatically lock a mobile phone when the car is in motion. In the event of an emergency 911 can override the lock.
WTDW- Car Accident 3.jpg Contact an attorney. Car accidents are often physically and emotionally traumatic. Your sole focus should be regaining your health. Experienced accident attorneys will focus on protecting your legal rights following the accident.
WTDW- Car Accident 2.jpg Exchange information. Phone numbers, emails, addresses, and insurance information should be exchanged. Take photos, gather information from witnesses, and if emergency officials are present gather their names and badge numbers.
WTDW- Car Accident 1.jpg Call the police. Even if the accident seems minor you should still contact the police, htey will assist you in determining if the collision requires a police report.
WTDW- BikingCntry 3.jpg Riding into the sunset…although it sounds nice, it’s a bad idea. As the sun sets visibility is compromised, leaving you at higher risk of being struck by a car. If you find yourself mid-ride during sunset be mindful motorists are likely going to have a hard time seeing you.
Did you know the latest trend is for teens to take driving “selfies”? They use a Snapchat filter that records the speed at which the image is taken. This could be deadly! Talk to your teens about this and remind them that if they’re caught driving while holding a handheld device they could lose their license for -->