Safety

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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