Weather Warnings Vs Watches

Watches, Warnings, Winter Weather, Severe Storms: What does it All Mean? Most of us watch the weather reports and try to plan accordingly, but that can be difficult if you do not understand the terms, and the terms can be confusing. In the U.S. The National Weather Service (NWS) issues official warnings and watches. The […]

Graco Car Seat Recall

On February 11, 2014, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that Graco was voluntarily recalling 11 models of its car seats. The recall affects over 3.7 million units. All of the recalled seats are toddler seats, but the NHTSA had requested that seven other models be recalled, which would expand the recall to […]

IRS Phone Scam

For many people, few things are more intimidating than a threatening call from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), but what you might not know is that the IRS almost never initiates contact by phone. Crooks impersonating that IRS, however, have been running a phone scam designed to steal your money by impersonating the IRS and […]

Stadium Safety for Sports Fans

2013 has seen several stadium accidents and violent attacks; some were fatal. The majority of stadium accidents are falls, and they often injure the fall victim as well as people below. In December, four people were stabbed, three of them hospitalized, after a Broncos game. While not game-related, a deadly construction accident at a Brazil […]

Staying Safe in Large Crowds

Large crowds, by nature, can suddenly turn dangerous. Accidents can easily occur, groups can get separated, and crowds can become violent when they get wrapped up in the excitement of the event. There is always the risk of fire, building collapse, and sadly, intentional criminal and terrorist attacks. It’s enough to make you want to […]

Innovation, Rather than Legislation, to Stop Texting While Driving?

Most states now have laws against texting while driving, but the penalties vary from mere $20 fine in some states to a $10,000 fine and one year in prison for a first offense, without accident or injury, in Alaska. The median penalty, is a $100 fine. Enforcement is difficult, even in states where texting is […]