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Take Magazine Images with a Grain of Salt

October 30th, 2015

Parenting magazines are fairly popular, especially among new parents. They offer great articles on the latest research into raising happy and healthy children. They offer reviews of the latest toys and gadgets. What they aren’t doing, though, is depicting children in a safe manner.

A recent study of two of the best-selling magazines for parents shows that one in six advertisements depict children doing things that are unsafe or not utilizing recommended safety equipment. What are we talking about?… Read more

Posted In: Safety Tips

Florida Forum on Boating Safety

October 28th, 2015

A forum was held in Florida recently. The topic? Boat safety. It makes sense that Floridians are concerned with boating safety, as the state has 1,197 miles of coastline. In addition to ocean waters, Florida is home to more than 11,000 miles of lakes, streams and rivers. As people turn to these waters in record numbers, boating safety is a hot topic.

People in North Carolina should sit up and take notice of this forum. With miles of our own … Read more

Posted In: Boating Accident, Safety Tips

Giant Pinecone Crushes Man, Leads to Lawsuit

October 27th, 2015

download (6)Going out and enjoying nature is fun, but nature can be unpredictable. Accidents can happen when you least expect it. That is what happened when a U.S. Navy veteran was taking a nap under a large tree in San Francisco. A 16 pound pine cone fell on his head and caused him a traumatic a brain injury.

According to a recent story in the San Francisco Chronicle, Sean Mace was visiting the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park as a … Read more

Posted In: In The News

Severe Weather Boating Tips

October 26th, 2015

You pulled out of port, intent on a tranquil day sailing the high sea. What you ran into was anything but. Every skipper must understand that they may run into unexpectedly rough waters. Whether from a mild rain storm or a hurricane, choppy waters are common enough that a good boater knows how to handle them.

Remember that your safety and the safety of those aboard your vessel is solely up to you. Knowing how to handle any kind of … Read more

Posted In: Boating Accident, Safety Tips

Aunt Sues Nephew in Broken Wrist Case

October 21st, 2015

download (24)In an unusual case, a woman from Manhattan is suing her now 12-year-old nephew for breaking her wrist at his birthday party four years ago.

The plaintiff, Jennifer Connell, claims that her nephew, Sean Tarala, who was 8 years old at the time of the accident, broke her wrist in an over enthusiastic hug at his party. Connell claims that Tarala should have known better when he jumped into her arms four years ago.

Connell is suing the 12-year-old Tarala … Read more

Posted In: In The News

Man Overboard: Do Not Act Foolishly On Your Cruise

October 21st, 2015

Cruises are popular vacations. The ability to float about the ocean in a vessel that amounts to its own city is exhilarating, and it is the holiday of choice for many Americans. When a cruise ship is involved in an accident or has a mass illness on board, it always makes news. But what really happens when someone falls overboard, and how common is it? Not as common as you may think.

According to statistics, there were only 245 reported Read more

Posted In: Boating Accident, Safety Tips

Preparing for Roadside Emergencies

October 19th, 2015

Every car on the road should contain an emergency kit, but very few do. Does yours? If not, now is the perfect time to put one together. As the fall and winter creep upon us, making sure that you are prepared for an accident or any other emergency situation is as important as ever. Use this article as a sort of refresher on getting yourself prepared for anything the road can throw at you.

As you begin to prepare your Read more

Posted In: Safety Tips

Respect Your Non-Motorized Vessel

October 19th, 2015

We have talked frequently about power boats and larger vessels. We have discussed safety and the equipment you need to have on board. But what about smaller boats? Small craft boats like canoes and rowboats can be as dangerous as their more powerful cousins. If you think that riding in a non-motorized boat means you are free to goof off, you are wrong.

It is important to remember that water is water. It doesn’t matter what type of vessel you … Read more

Posted In: Boating Accident, Safety Tips

Russia Launches Campaign for Safe Selfies

October 16th, 2015

Take a look at your cell phone’s photo gallery. How many pictures of yourself do you see? If you are addicted to taking selfies, you may want to stop and give your habit some consideration. People in Russia are being injured in such record numbers that the entire country has kicked off a campaign to put a halt to the trend of snapping one’s own picture. To date, more than 100 people have been hurt, and 10 people have … Read more

Posted In: Safety Tips

How to Stay Safe on Your Paddleboard

October 14th, 2015

Stand-up paddleboarding is one of the more popular activities taking over the water. In fact, as a water sport, it is the fastest growing in the world. Unfortunately, many people standing and paddling are so new to the activity that they aren’t aware that it requires safety precautions. Here are a few tips for anyone new to paddleboarding or anyone who needs to brush up.

One of the first things you should know is that according to the U.S. Coast … Read more

Posted In: Boating Accident, Safety Tips
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