Car accidents occur on America’s roadways every day. Some are minor, and others are life-altering. If you drive in an unsafe manner, you are putting your life and hundreds of others in danger. The following are just five of the most common reasons people are involved in vehicle collisions. What can you do to prevent them?
- Distracted Driving
Without a doubt, distracted driving is the number one cause of accidents today. Whether you are eating, drinking, talking, texting or otherwise … Read more
New Year’s Eve celebrations are some of the most anticipated events of the year. They are often the most exciting parties of the season. They are also wrought with dangers that many people don’t consider. There is a reason that law enforcement officials, fire fighters and hospitals brace themselves for this time of year.
It’s not unusual for people to shoot off guns on New Year’s Eve. Sadly, many people are injured by this gun fire every year. According … Read more
You plan on attending a party for New Year’s Eve. Adult beverages will be served, but you know that you can handle your liquor. You aren’t worried about getting home safely. A designated driver isn’t in the cards and you certainly aren’t spending the night on someone else’s couch.
Before you make a decision on how you will be getting home, consider the true costs of a DUI arrest. You may think that you are okay to drive, but will … Read more
You have been scheduled for surgery and you are nervous. Unfortunately, surgical mistakes happen by the thousands each year. While many people have surgery each year without issue, others find themselves dealing with errors that change their lives forever. Here are five of the most common surgical errors to be aware of.
- Foreign Objects Left Behind
You would think that someone is standing by paying attention to the instruments and supplies being used during surgery, and maybe someone is. Even … Read more
We have talked several times about the best ways to avoid a DUI, especially during the holidays. Uber, designated drivers and taxis are all excellent options for getting home after a night of drinking. One of the best ways to get home, or most useful tools for finding your way home, is the SaferRide app, put forth by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Here’s how it works:
When you click on the app, you open a … Read more
This holiday season, your children will be getting gifts from family and friends. Your little ones will be excited, and they will want to play with and use the gifts that they get. Not so fast. There are thousands of products that are recalled every year and could pose a serious threat to the health and safety of your child. Here are some tips when it comes to recalls.
They Do Not Expire
It’s important to keep in mind that … Read more
The day is drawing near. You will be hosting out-of-town guests for the holidays and are wondering if you are ready. You’ve set up the guest room, put extra towels in the bathroom, and the fridge is stocked with food. Have you really done everything that you can to prepare for your company? If you haven’t checked your home for possible hazards, you could be setting your guests up for injury and yourself for liability.
Know Your Guests
Obviously … Read more
Family road trips are part of the holiday season for many people. Whether you are traveling with a car packed full with people or on your own, there are some important things to keep in mind as you head out on the open road. If you don’t want to spend time dealing with insurance companies and medical bills when the New Year rolls around, pay attention to these easy tips.
If you live in an area where ice … Read more
There’s a popular meme that occasionally makes its way around Facebook that goes something like this: I’m the type of person that makes friends with all of the dogs at a party. If this sounds like you, read on. While you may love all animals, not all animals love you. It’s important to remind ourselves that we need to be careful around pets we aren’t familiar with this holiday season as we visit the homes of friends and relatives.… Read more
If you will be putting your Christmas tree up this weekend, it’s time for a brief refresher on safety. Thousands of fires are started very year due in some way to Christmas trees. If your tree is already up, give it a good once over. If you haven’t put it up yet, read this list before you do.
- Keep it Fresh
Fresh trees are far less likely to catch fire than ones that are dried out. If you are planning … Read more