The Health Risks of Sun Exposure

Overexposure to the sun’s UV rays can have serious, and even fatal, health consequences. Many people believe that you have only been overexposed if you get a sunburn, but that is incorrect. UVA rays do not cause sunburn, but they do cause premature aging, skin cancer, and vision loss. You can protect yourself by properly […]

3 Dangerous Sun Exposure Myths

July is UV Safety Month. Exposure to the sun’s rays can have deadly consequences, as well as causing non-fatal health problems. There are many misconceptions about UV safety, and believing that you are adequately protected when you are not can put you at serious risk for skin cancer, eye damage, and other health problems. According […]

4th of July the Deadliest Day on the Road

The Fourth of July has been ranked the deadliest day of the year on the road since as far back as 2000, and this year it is expected to be the deadliest Independence Day holiday in seven years. If you can find a way to enjoy your holiday at home, this would be the year to do […]

AAA’s Fourth of July Travel Forecast

The American Auto Association (AAA) released its annual Independence Day Travel Forecast last week. Travel is expected to be up this year, and the majority of travelers will be driving. AAA says that 35.5 million people are planning to take a road trip this 4th of July weekend. If you are planning to hit the road for the […]

Avoiding Collisions with Deer, Elk, and other Wildlife

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) there are about 1 million collisions with deer each year, injuring more than 10,000 people and killing about 200. And that’s just counting deer. Collisions with elk, moose, bear, and other wildlife can also result in serious injuries and death. Collisions with wildlife peak during mating […]

Backcountry Safety

Rocky Mountain National Park Celebrates its 100th Anniversary With Rocky Mountain National Park celebrating its 100th anniversary, many of you may be planning trips to the backcountry. While it’s good family fun and a healthy way to spend your vacation time, there are some very deadly dangers to consider for the unexperienced. A little preparation […]

Child Airplane Passenger Safety

In February, 2014, a baby was thrown from its mother’s arms and five people were injured badly enough to go to the hospital when a United Airlines flight hit severe turbulence. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) does not require children under two years old to have their own seat on an airplane. Technically, your baby […]

Headlights in Weather

It’s easy to remember to use your headlights at night, but that is not the only time you should turn them on. Headlights are not just there so your can see there you are going in the dark, they also help other drivers see you, and that can prevent an accident in weather conditions that […]

National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month. Anyone can participate, and we encourage you and your family to make a list of the safety issues that you would like to address this month, with a corresponding list of activities. This does not have to be a chore. It can be broken into very quick tasks, such as […]