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Child Passenger Safety Week

This week is Child Passenger Safety Week. If you have a child between the ages of 1 and 13, this is for you! The proper use of car seats, boosters and seat belts can help keep your child safe on the road. For tips and resources from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, click here.


Tamper Resistant Receptacles

According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, each year approximately 2,400 children suffer severe shock and burns when they stick keys, pens, paperclips and other small items into electrical outlets. Outlet covers or caps are a common tactic to prevent this from happening, however studies show this is not an effective solution. Instead, you might… Read more »


Beware of Flood Damaged Vehicles

It’s a sad reality in the months following flooding: flood damaged vehicles being refurbished and sold by resellers. It’s estimated that a half million vehicles were flooded in Texas and Louisiana during Hurricane Harvey, and more could be with the approach of Hurricane Irma. For tips on avoiding flood damaged vehicles, click here.


College Prep Tips and Tools

It’s that time of year when college students pack up and head back to campus for another year of school. There’s a lot to think about when heading to college, from safety to what to bring to what to eat and so much more. For a list of tips, tools and other resources for college… Read more »


Protecting Aging Drivers

Did you know? According to the Insurance Information Institute, drivers age 65 and older accounted for 18% of all traffic fatalities, higher rates of fatal crashes, based on miles driven, than any other group except young drivers. Older drivers are often very safe drivers as they are more likely to wear seat belts, less likely to… Read more »


Road Trip to New England

Looking for a fun end of summer road trip? Head to New England and check out the area’s many lighthouses! Click here to learn more.


Consumer Action Handbook

Did you know? USAGov has released the Consumer Action Handbook, an extensive tool that covers topics such as advice for making a purchase, public resources, how to file a complaint, and contact information for offices, organizations, agencies, etc. Click here to learn more and to view the Consumer Action Handbook.


Lawn Mower Safety

Did you know lawn mower injuries send 13,000 children to the emergency department each year? Adults and pets are also at risk for serious injury. Lawn mower safety is very important to take seriously. Click here for safety tips.


Tick Tips

Tick season is upon us and it is expected to be a particularly bad season. For information on tick dangers and tips for controlling ticks, click here.


Protecting Your Home from Lightning

Lightning strikes to homes can cause significant damage including electrical surge damaging components or wiring. This week is Lightning Strike Awareness Week and we have some helpful resources for protecting your home from lightning. Click here to learn more.