Safety

Child Safety Seat Study Passes Only 21 of 98 Vehicles Tested

April 17, 2012

Over a decade ago, requirements were set for backseat car designs to make child safety seats easier to install correctly, but they are still making it difficult. A study done by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute shows that only 21 of 98 vehicles tested met all…

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“Move Over” Marietta – It’s the law

February 27, 2012

COBB COUNTY, GEORGIA- The Marietta Police Department is warning drivers to move over a lane when they pass any emergency vehicle that is stopped on the side of the roadway with their emergency lights flashing. If traffic in the lane next to you prevents you from making a safe lane change then you must slow down significantly…

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Toyota Unintended Acceleration – What NHTSA doesn’t want you to know

January 23, 2012

The Federal government is at it again. Toyota has spent tens of millions of dollars over the past few years trying to convince the Federal government and the public there are no electronic problem with its vehicles that cause unintended acceleration. Toyota was able to convince the NHTSA to conclude there was no electronic-base cause…

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BB Gun Safety

July 27, 2011

BB gun safety is extremely important. People have been told many times that BB guns are not toys but they are still being treated as such. Anyone who has seen “The Christmas Story” should know that BB guns are more dangerous than they seem. Ralphie didn’t take the proper safety precautions with his BB gun…

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Under-ride guards on tractor trailers still failing-death likely

April 14, 2011

In 2009, approximately 3,163 people were killed as a result of a crash with a tractor trailer. At leaset 97 of those deaths were reported in Georgia. Many of these accidents were caused by a passenger car rear ending the tractor trailer and becoming imbedded under the truck body. These types of accidents are referred to…

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Did you know your bedroom window was dangerous to your children?

January 6, 2011

Approximately 4,700 children ages 14 and younger are injured from falling out a window each year. About 18 children ages 10 and under die annually from these falls. Here are some tips on preventing these types of accidents: A screen will not prevent a fall- don’t think it will. Install windows that open from the…

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The Dangers of BB Guns

January 6, 2011

Yes, a BB gun, also known as a pellet gun, can kill a person. Actually about 4 people are killed each year by BB guns. I’m not sure why these guns are considered a “toy.” They have muzzle velocities higher than 350 feet per second. That means that the pellet leaves the gun at 350…

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Nintendo DS/Pictochat – An All Access Feature for Child Predators?

November 30, 2010

I’m sure that some of your children have asked for the Nintendo DS or Nintendo DSI for Christmas this year. What may be a surprise to most of you is that predators are using these gaming systems to contact your unsuspecting and vulnerable children. Most parents buy the system so their children can play video…

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