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Category: Safety Tips

  • 5 SUMMER SAFETY TIPS FOR FAMILIES

    Jun 27
    ​School is out and summer is officially here! That means it’s time for beach outings, swimming pools, bike rides, playground visits, vacations, outdoor adventures, and more! The summer months are typically more laid back, which isn’t necessarily a good thing when it comes to safety. Injuries among children increase dramatically in the months of May...
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  • TOP 10 BICYCLE SAFETY TIPS

    May 11
    Many people, adults and children, use bicycles for transportation and exercise. Oftentimes, those riding a bike are sharing the road with other vehicles, and it is important to keep in mind (and remind your children!) ways to stay safe out on the road. May is National Bicycle Safety Awareness Month, so it’s a perfect time...
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  • RAISE YOUR AWARENESS ABOUT DISTRACTED DRIVING

    Apr 12
    Distracted driving is one of the fastest growing safety issues on the road today. Every day, thousands of people are injured in distracted driving accidents. It only takes a few seconds of taking your eyes off the road for an unfortunate accident to happen. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 3,142 people were...
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  • SAFETY PRECAUTIONS THAT HELP PREVENT TRAUMATIC

    Mar 18
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 2.5 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) every year. The brain is the most vital of our organs and is responsible for controlling our thought, vision, breathing, motor skills, memory, and every process that regulates our bodies. Causes of TBI include falls, being...
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  • SIX TIPS TO STAY SAFE DRIVING IN WINTERY CONDITIONS

    Jan 18
    The winter months can present challenges for drivers in the form of snow, sleet, and ice. Unfortunately, these hazardous conditions cause an increase in car accidents, many involving injuries and some even fatal. According to the US Department of Transportation, over 1,300 people are killed and more than 116,000 people are injured every year in car wrecks...
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  • ROAD TRIP SAFETY TIPS FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON

    Nov 22
    The time between Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day is a busy time of year – both in our personal lives and on the roads. It is also known as one of the most dangerous times to be on the road due to heavy traffic, distracted and drunk drivers, stress, and inclement weather. AAA predicts that...
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  • HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR PEDESTRIANS AND DRIVERS

    Oct 27
    Halloween is one of the top days for pedestrian accidents and injuries, so it is fitting that the spookiest night of the year closes out Pedestrian Safety Month. The National Safety Council shows that children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car on Halloween. That’s one scary statistic! Even though this sobering...
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  • NATIONAL TEEN DRIVER SAFETY WEEK

    Oct 11
    It is no surprise that teen drivers account for more auto accidents than any other age group, which of course causes parents and caregivers everywhere a lot of anxiety. Even if you feel that your child is a safe driver, knowing that they are driving among other drivers that may not be following the rules...
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  • HUFFMAN & HUFFMAN CELEBRATES CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY WEEK

    Sep 16
    One thing that all parents and caregivers have in common is the desire to keep their children as safe as possible.  As the father to two young children, their safety and well-being is always foremost in my mind. This is especially true when we are riding in a vehicle. Child Passenger Safety Week is September...
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  • BACK-TO-SCHOOL SAFETY TIPS FOR DRIVERS, BICYCLE RIDERS, AND PEDESTRIANS

    Aug 3
    The summer has flown by and that means it’s almost back to school time! As kids and teens across Hampton Roads are starting to get ready for in-person learning after more than a year of being mostly virtual, now is a good time for everyone to get a refresher on the hazards that can arise...
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