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Commentary: Saving American Teen Drivers

December 29, 2011 – 12:12 pm Comments Off
Commentary: Saving American Teen Drivers

Did you know that automobile crashes remain the leading killer for American teens? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2009, about 3,000 teens in the United States aged 15–19 were killed in …

Holiday Travel Tips the Airlines Won’t Give You

December 9, 2011 – 10:16 am Comments Off
Holiday Travel Tips the Airlines Won’t Give You

This is the time of year when you’ll hear tons of stories about getting the best airfare or traveling with gifts. What you really need to know, however, is how to prepare for travel dur­ing …

Know the Hidden Dangers in Hot Tubs

June 22, 2011 – 12:43 pm One Comment
Know the Hidden Dangers in Hot Tubs

Imagine this: you finally arrive at your dream vacation spot in sunny Florida. You get to the hotel, check-in, and begin a few weeks of fun. After visiting the theme parks, you decide to sit …

Avoiding & Escaping Rip Currents

June 22, 2011 – 12:14 pm Comments Off
Avoiding & Escaping Rip Currents

At the beach in Cape Canaveral, Florida, 19-year-old Josh Scurlock looks out at the water. The larger-than-normal waves look rough but not too rough, so he and a friend venture out into the water. A …

Alaska Tourist Safety: When Your Dream Vacation Becomes a Nightmare

June 22, 2011 – 11:50 am Comments Off

Alaska is one of the most gorgeous places in the world, and the vacation destination of thousands of tourists. They come in planes, automobiles, RVs, cruise ships and tour buses, descending on our cities like …

Avoiding the Hazards While Whitewater Rafting

June 15, 2011 – 12:57 pm Comments Off

What could be better? Riding with friends or family through beautiful scenery, wind and water spray blowing by, with the occasional thrill of shooting through rapids. Whitewater rafting is an exciting recreational activity that first …

Aging Airliner Safety: Much Ado About Nothing?

June 5, 2011 – 12:15 pm Comments Off
Aging Airliner Safety: Much Ado About Nothing?

Shortly after taking off on April 1, 2011, after leveling at its cruise altitude of 34,000 feet, Southwest Airlines Flight 812 experienced the failure of an aluminum joint in the top of the aircraft. The …

Autumn in New York Safety Tips

September 21, 2010 – 2:57 pm Comments Off

As the heat of summer fades away to cooler days and crisp nights in New York, there is an abundance of activities celebrating the season as well as preparations for the coming winter to fill the shorter days.
Trips to New York apple orchards to pick apples are a favorite. Fall hunting season is also popular. Of course, there are all the activities for Halloween such as pumpkin carving and trick-or-treating. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is an autumn New York tradition.

Tourist Season: Staying Safe in the Big Apple

June 15, 2010 – 12:45 pm Comments Off
Tourist Season: Staying Safe in the Big Apple

New York City is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world. Forty-seven million visitors, including 37.5 million Americans and 9.5 million international visitors, made New York City their destination in 2008. Throughout the year, visitors enjoy New York City attractions such as theater performances on Broadway, concerts, sports and events at Madison Square Garden, and musical artists and comedians at Radio City Music Hall, home of the famous Radio City Rockettes.

Lifeguarding is Serious Business; Texting and Water Safety Do Not Mix

June 11, 2010 – 4:02 pm Comments Off
Lifeguarding is Serious Business; Texting and Water Safety Do Not Mix

Lifeguards are given tremendous responsibility at swimming pools throughout the country. In addition to maintaining and cleaning the pool, a lifeguard on duty must be ever vigilant to watch swimmers and divers so as to prevent drowning and other aquatic injuries.