Category: Safety

Is my smartphone making me dumb about safety?

While we have been making tremendous strides in decreasing childhood injuries over the last twenty years there is a disturbing trend as reported by the Wall Street Journal last week. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the … Continue reading

Planning an Escape

Does your family have an escape plan if your home were to ever be on fire?  If you don’t, unfortunately, you aren’t alone. According to a recent  study, 77 percent of American households have not developed and practiced a plan … Continue reading

Walk to School Day – Today and Every Day!

Today is International Walk to School Day! It’s a day when many school children are learning about safe pedestrian habits – and kids in Dayton are no exception. I’ll be with kids at Greenmont Elementary in Kettering for their event … Continue reading

Taming the top tether

So you get your convertible or forward-facing car seat out of the box and you notice a strap with a hook attached near the top of the seat.  You scratch your head.  What is this? This is a top tether.  … Continue reading

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