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How To Keep Children Safe From Furniture Tipping and Collapsing

You may think of your home as the safest place for your children. However, parents have to work to make sure that expectation becomes truth. Homes with infants require special care, such as covering outlets and removing choking hazards, but even older children and toddlers need a few crucial household adjustments to stay safe.

Should the property owner have protected you?

If you have been a victim of a violent crime, you may be running over the details in your head. It's common to second-guess yourself but it is not helpful at all. What might be useful, however, is looking at the circumstances where you were attacked and how the crime might have been prevented.

What is Apple's Do Not Disturb While Driving App?

Distracted driving is the leading cause of auto accidents in the U.S. and is an ongoing concern as accidents caused by distracted drivers continue to rise. This fall, the tech mogul Apple introduced a new app to promote safe driving called Do Not Disturb While Driving. Advocates say it can help prevent distracted driving.

Texas Finally Bans Texting While Driving; Local Ordinances Go Further

On Sept. 1, a statewide ban on texting while driving went into effect in Texas. Still, there may be some confusion about what kind of phone use is permitted behind the wheel, as local municipalities, including Austin, enforce stricter phoning-while-driving ordinances.

Semi roadcheck exposes safety concerns

Anyone driving down Interstate 35 is used to a steady stream of semis with deliveries in tow. Like other road safety issues, it’s such a common occurrence that most drivers forget about the inherent dangers cars face in sharing the road with much larger vehicles. Semis can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, and they need more time to stop and more space to turn. Given the laws of physics, if a car collides with a truck, it can be catastrophic.

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