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General Safety Tips

This site contains safety tips for you to use. They are mostly provided by third party government entities.

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Safety Tips: Avoid Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on America’s roadways. In 2011 alone, over 3,000 people were killed in distracted driving crashes. The U.S. Department of Transportation is leading the effort to stop texting and cell phone use behind the wheel. Since 2009, the DOT held two national distracted driving summits, banned texting and cell phone …

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Safety Tips: Bicycle Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) encourages bicycling as an alternative mode of transportation to motor vehicle travel and encourages the adoption of mutual respect between motorists and bicyclists to enhance safety for all road users, including bicyclists. Bicycles on the roadway are, by law, vehicles with the same rights, and responsibilities as motorized …

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Safety Tips: Keeping Children Safe Online

Protect Kids Online Kids have lots of opportunities for socializing online, but they come with certain risks. Parents can help reduce these risks by talking to kids about making safe, responsible decisions. The links contained on this page provide you with information on how to keep your children safe while online, how to discuss cyber …

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Safety Tips: Motorcycle Safety

Share the Road with Motorcycles Motorcycles are vehicles with the same rights and privileges as any motor vehicle on the roadway. All motorists are reminded to safely “share the road” with motorcycles and to be extra alert to help keep motorcyclists safe. Motorcyclists are reminded to make themselves visible to other motorists.     Helpful …

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Click It or Ticket

Safety Tips: Seat Belts

Click it or Ticket! Seat belts are the most effective safety feature ever invented and have helped save thousands of lives. Sadly, one in five Americans fail to regularly wear a seat belt when driving or riding in a motor vehicle. According to NHTSA, the risk of being involved in a serious crash is greater …

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