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Parents Are the Key to Safe Teen Drivers

All parents want to keep their children safe no matter how young or old they are.  When children mature into teenagers they are presented with new dangers, as parents it’s our job to stay informed so that we can encourage our children to make good decisions- especially behind the wheel. If you have a young -->

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 -->

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 -->

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 -->

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 -->

Top Car Seat Mistakes

It’s not uncommon for parents to make a handful of mistakes when it comes to car seats and car seat installation. As a parent, you may not even realize you are making these mistakes. To help, here are the top car seat mistakes parents make: 1. Moving Your Child Out of a Booster Seat Too -->

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is right around the corner! You may have already picked out your child’s costume, carved your pumpkin, and bought all your Halloween candy for the neighborhood trick-or-treaters, but have you prepared your kids for safe trick-or-treating?Here are some simple safety tips for choosing the right costume, carving pumpkins with your kids, and trick-or-treating:Costume Safety:• -->