Spring break is about a month away, but college kids have already begun planning. The U.S. News and World Report ranked the 10 Best Spring Break Destinations based on popularity. Many are popular tourist areas within the U.S., but in any location, safety is most important. Consider these tips:
With one bomb cyclone behind us, we can’t predict what the rest of winter will bring. One thing’s for sure: the storm caused major plumbing problems in New England.
Hurricane season hit the United States hard again this year, with devastating storms leaving millions without power, many without homes and families with loved ones lost. Although these storms have created problems, it is important to always prepare ahead of time to minimize your risk when disasters strike.
It’s fall, which means the leaves are beginning to trickle from the trees, and every child old enough to help in the yard will be outside, ready to plunge into a fresh pile of leaves. Jumping in leaves almost seems like a rite of passage for children, but it can turn dangerous without proper attention.
- Use a safe location – make your pile away from the road or hazards
- Know what’s in your pile – remove tools from the area and look to see if anyone else is in the pile
- Use supervision – be present to keep the danger to a minimum
With summer heat on the horizon, pools are opening, and although they provide a great way to cool off, pools are inherently dangerous. Homeowners need to be aware of their legal obligation to provide a safe environment for friends and family.
Warmer weather brings out more cyclists, but the key to enjoying this hobby is to stay safe! Follow these simple tips to keep safe while biking:
- Inspect your bike for proper functionality, especially if it’s been in the garage all winter.
- Always wear a helmet that securely fits your head.
- Wear sunglasses to increase visibility and protect eyes from debris.
- Use reflectors and lights on your bike and clothing to be seen at night.
- Recognized as legal vehicles, bikes must obey traffic laws. Be aware of traffic signs and signal lane changes, especially when sharing the road with larger vehicles.
The Federal Highway Administration states that 300-400 people are killed each year in wrong-way driving accidents. We need to remember that everyone shares the road, and we have a responsibility to others to drive safe in order to minimize accidents in the New Year. Follow these tips to help reduce wrong-way driving accidents.