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Every year nearly 300 children under the age of 5 drown in swimming pools in the United States, making it the leading cause of death for children in that age range. Tragically, 87 % of these deaths occur in backyard pools.  Fortunately, you can take steps to substantially reduce the likelihood of an accidental drowning in your home pool. READ MORE >>

Motorcycle riders or passengers are injured or killed on average every six minutes in the United States every day, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). Even though motorcycles account for 0.6% of all vehicle miles in the U.S., they make up 14% of all traffic fatalities. READ MORE >>

It’s almost that time of year when children look forward to trick-or-treating, dressing up in costumes, decorating and obtaining more candy than they can possibly eat. As fun as it is, Halloween is also a deceptively dangerous night, and preparations for a safe and enjoyable celebration should begin long before Halloween night. READ MORE >>

A refreshing pool on a hot day can be so inviting. Children of all ages enjoy splashing in the cool waters in private home-based pools, swim clubs, health clubs, country clubs and public pools. With this fun comes great responsibility. READ MORE >>

Motorcycles made up just 3 percent of all registered vehicles in the United States in 2015, but motorcyclists were 29 times more likely than private passenger occupants to die in a motor vehicle crash and five times more likely to be injured, according to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). READ MORE >>

Could you live without your clothes dryer? For many people, the clothes dryer is indispensable, but an improperly installed appliance could easily catch on fire. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, fire departments respond to roughly 2,900 clothes dryer fires each year, with an estimated $35 million in property damage. READ MORE >>

Every day, more than 2,600 children are involved in a traffic accident in the U.S. – that’s one child under 13 involved in a crash every 33 seconds. While most parents have taken steps to secure young children in approved car seats, there is another step parents can take for peace of mind: Put a TIKE sticker on each car seat. READ MORE >>

Before purchasing toys for children or a holiday gift drive, it is important to make sure that you are choosing ones that are safe and age appropriate to avoid some of the hazards that may accompany these gifts. To ensure that this holiday season is a happy and safe one, consider the following tips when purchasing toys for young children: READ MORE >>

Tips for Worry-Free Holiday Decorating   For generations of children, it's been the most obvious sign that the Christmas season is really, truly, finally, here: a tree, beautifully decorated, smack in the middle of the house. And, for generations of adults, getting and decorating the tree is one of the season's most familiar traditions. READ MORE >>

Living in Buffalo, we all know what driving with snow covered and slippery roads is like.  Check out these 10 tips on winter driving: 1. Winterize your vehicle - Check your battery, front and rear defrosters, fill up the washer fluid and antifreeze, inflate your tires to the correct pressure, and keep your gas tank at least half full to avoid frozen fuel lines. READ MORE >>

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