Bicycle Safety Tips

June 21, 2009
  • Never ride with earphones or headphones.
  • Always wear a helmet!
  • Keep the bike in good repair.
  • Use a horn or bell.
  • Keep both hands on the handlebars.
  • Don’t overload the bicycle. Ride one person to a bicycle unless the passenger is a child between the ages of one and five restrained in an appropriate bicycle safety seat.
  • Always ride with, not against, traffic.
  • Obey all traffic lights and signs.
  • Know and use hand signals.
  • Avoid road hazards.
  • Don’t weave between parked cars.
  • Ride single file.
  • When riding, stay to the right.
  • If you’re riding at night, make sure your bike has reflectors and a head light and tail light.  Consider using additional lighting and reflective bands, vests and clothing to increase your visibility.
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Insect Bite Safety

June 8, 2009
  • Keep as much of your skin covered as possible.
  • Wear light colored clothing as not to attract insects.
  • Avoid scents and fragrances as they attract insects.
  • Wear insect repellent when outside or when in wooded areas.
  • Avoid areas that could be hiding places for spiders.
  • Check skin thoroughly for ticks, after being in wooded areas.
  • Clean any bites thoroughly.
  • Do not approach stray animals

Summer is Here and So Are Hidden Dangers

June 1, 2009

beachIt’s summer and the days are longer so there is more time and opportunity to enjoy the outdoors.  It is time for fun in the sun but there is also the need to be aware that the season brings with it its own share of dangers and risks.  Certain types of injuries are more likely to occur during the summer than any other time of the year.  Drowning, insect and animal bites, bike and skateboard accidents, heat related illness, burns, cutting injuries as well as pedestrian injuries increase during the summer months.

With a few extra precautions and added knowledge, you can safely enjoy all that summer has to offer.