Motorcycle Safety Tips: Staying Safe and Saving Lives

This blog often contains safety tips and cautionary tales, so my regular readers might be surprised to learn that I used to ride a motorcycle myself! Several of my clients, close friends, and family members ride, including my brother Alan...
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Avoiding Harm on the Farm: Safety Tips for Kids

Spring in Central Illinois brings an increase in farm activities and, with it, greater risk of injuries to our kids.  The hazardous nature of the agricultural environment results in many injuries and deaths to children who live, work, visit, and...
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Holiday Safety Tips: Avoiding 12 Holiday Hazards

'Tis the season to be jolly, and I'm not trying to be a Grinch, but sharing holiday cheer with family and friends can also go really off-track in a big hurry.  Like the 12 Days of Christmas, here are some...
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Winter Driving Tips and Packing a Winter Storm Emergency Kit

In Central Illinois, it's best to always be prepared for the coming of winter.  While weather here can make it a beautiful winter wonderland, it can also make for lousy driving conditions.  Sleet and snow decrease visibility, reduce pavement friction,...
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Keeping Our Young Passengers Safe

The birth of our new daughter means we recently added a second car seat to our family car.  It brings to mind some safety tips for transporting the wee ones -- our most precious cargo. In 2019, 608 child passengers...
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