Bicycle Safety for Children: Myths and Facts

Learning to ride a bike is an exciting milestone during childhood. A child getting their first bike is like a young adult getting their first car. It’s new, exciting, and thrilling. But just like cars, bicycles can result in accidents. Taking proper safety precautions is...

Common Pedestrian Collisions

Pedestrian collisions can occur anywhere at any time and are caused by a variety of different reasons. In 2012, more than 4,700 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes and 76,000 suffered injuries. That equates to a pedestrian injury every 7 minutes and an average of...

Early Signs of Tire Failure

The tires on your car are not only to make it mobile; they play a crucial role in your safety. They are the only parts of the vehicle that physically touch the ground and so are one of the key factors that affect your car’s...

High Chair Injury Prevention

It’s not uncommon for a family with young children to have a high chair to help comfortably and safely spoon-feed their child. Unfortunately, many children are suffering injuries because of high chairs. Injuries from high chairs are on the rise, which suggests that guardians and...

Kiddie & Inflatable Pools Safety Tips

It’s no secret that in ground pools can be dangerous, especially for young children. The start of the summer season often comes with tragic stories about children drowning in pools. Parents might try to minimize their child’s risk by avoiding in ground pools altogether and buying...

Avoiding Road Gators

Summertime is approaching and that means it’s also peak road trip season. During this time, there’s an increase in “road gators” on interstates with speed limits of 70 or 75mph. What is a road gator? They are pieces of tire that lie on the road...

Spray Tanning Risks & Dangers

Many see spray tanning as a safer alternative for getting some color than lying out in the sun for a couple of hours or using a tanning booth. Although that might be true to a certain extent, spray tanning still comes with its risks and...

Loyalty to your Auto Insurance could be Costing You

Those who have been a loyal customer to a particular company might be used to receiving discounts, incentives or freebies just for sticking around so long. It seems logical for a company to recognize their oldest customers and reward them for their continued business. In the...

Preventing Heatstroke

Experiencing heat exhaustion is more than just experiencing heat. In fact, if let untreated, heat exhaustion can lead to heatstroke, a life-threatening condition. What causes heat exhaustion is exposure to high temperatures, high humidity and strenuous physical activity. Heatstroke occurs when your body temperature reaches...

Indoor Painting Safety

Painting, whether it’s a part of your job or just a temporary project, requires precaution. Paints contain certain chemicals that can cause adverse reactions. Like any chemical, the likelihood of experiencing a reaction, the extent, and type of effect on your health all depends on...