The crisp night air is moving in. Soon, cooler weather during the day will follow. As you put pumpkins on your stoop and skeletons on your entry door, it is time to take a closer look at your home. Fall brings with it specific safety dangers that you may not have considered. When you take the time to inspect your home, you make it safer for your family and guests.
When was the last time you made sure … Read more
If you are like many, your mobile device controls your life. You use your smartphone to talk to friends and family, text the people you know, keep up with social media, and entertain you when you’ve got a few minutes to kill. As a boater, you can use your tech device for a multitude of things, all with the touch, or tap, of a finger.
Here are some of the best apps for the savvy boater:
- BoatUS Towing
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No matter the size of your boat or how much you paid for it, keeping it properly maintained is one of the first keys to safety. Not only will maintenance keep your boat in working order, but routine maintenance will alert you to issues that need prompt attention.
Routine maintenance is fairly simple. While some repairs will obviously require the expertise of a marine mechanic, there is plenty that you can do on your own. With a little elbow … Read more
As autumn approaches, you may be planning a road trip with the family. Taking scenic tours is a favorite way for many to see the beautiful colors of fall. But wait. Before you pack up the family and jump into the car, why not see the sights in an alternative fashion? Boating can offer access to scenery not viewed by the masses. Fall foliage reflecting off of the water is truly a sight to behold. Here are the top five … Read more
You know that using your cell phone or mobile device in your car is distracting. You know that screaming children in the backseat can be not only distracting, but aggravating. But have you considered that eating in the car can also be distracting?
You are busy and your time is short. It’s often easier to make your coffee and take it on the road. You run through the drive thru for a quick breakfast and eat it on the way … Read more
Two young women are now dead after a tragic accident on Saturday involving a stolen vehicle that was attempting to evade authorities.
According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, they were notified of a stolen 2008 gold Kia Rio. The stolen vehicle was reported as travelling on Central Avenue. The stolen vehicle was tracked via traffic cameras until officers were able make a traffic stop near the intersection of Ashley Road and Wilkinson Boulevard. However, the driver refused to pull over and attempted … Read more
We have included several articles in our blog about the risks that boating can present. Operating a motorized vessel is a huge responsibility that should not be taken lightly. But what about non-motorized boats? These smaller, man-powered vessels are rarely considered when it comes to boating safety. The truth of the matter is this: Non-motorized boats can present just as many dangers as their more powerful cousins.
Here are just two examples.
Christopher Gromley, 18, booked a kayaking trip with … Read more
No one can deny that vacations are a great way to bond with the family and remove a bit of stress from your life. What happens when the kids go back to school and you aren’t ready for summer to end? A staycation! Staying home with the family can be just as fun as getting away, provided you do things right. An injury to a family member or guest can quickly ruin a good time. Follow these tips to … Read more
If you are looking for a new way to spend time on the water, wakesurfing is an adrenaline-rush and a good time. The fastest growing sport on the water, wakesurfing is packed with beginners. Like any other watersport or activity, it is not without its dangers. Done correctly, wakesurfing is a thrilling adventure. Done improperly, the sport is dangerous and risky.
Here are some great tips for anyone who wants to give the sport a go:
- The Right Boat
Beginners … Read more
One person has been injured after an accident involving an SUV and a dump truck.
According to officials, the crash happened on Saturday afternoon when a woman driving a Nissan Pathfinder collided with a dump truck near Sledge and Shopton Roads in Charlotte. The collision caused the SUV to roll over.
In the backseat of the vehicle was a 5-year-old girl who suffered only minor injuries. The girls’ mother, however, suffered potentially life-threatening injuries in the accident.
It’s very fortunate … Read more