ATVs are popular among youth and adults for recreation and for utility use. They can be useful for work and fun to ride, but they can also be dangerous if the rider doesn’t operate the ATV safely. Understanding the right way to safely ride the right-sized ATV for you is important before you ride. This website is a place where you can learn about ATVs, watch videos about ATVs, find out what size ATV you should ride, and play games and take quizzes to help you find out how much you know about ATV safety.
There are so many great reasons to ride your bike: It offers fun, freedom and exercise, and it's good for the environment. We want kids and families to ride their bikes as much as possible. Here are a few tips so that you'll be safe while you do so.
You’ve spent hours researching safe cars and car seats, and finally selected the right choices for your family. You've even had your car seat inspected at an inspection station to make sure you installed it correctly. But did you know there are other dangers in and around your vehicle that could seriously harm or even kill your child?
The success of child passenger safety (CPS) stands as a shining example in the field of injury prevention. Over the last 50 years, pediatric morbidity and mortality from motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) has decreased substantially. This is in large part due to the work of CPS researchers and advocates, who brought about innovations, policies, and legislative developments that have saved countless lives.
Fire is a serious issue and may be scary to some children. Help your family make a home escape map, practice family fire drills to learn how to get out if there is a fire, and prevent fires and burns at home every day.
Did you know that roughly a third of U.S. homes with children have guns? In fact, an estimated 4.6 million kids live with unlocked, loaded guns. That's a scary statistic when you think about the fact that even young toddlers are capable of finding unlocked guns in the home, and they are strong enough to pull the trigger. Follow this link to get a free gun lock. https://safetystore.iu.edu/free-cable-gun-lock-in-store-or-curbside-pickup-only/
Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find. And, don’t forget to think about specific needs in your family. Your family’s needs change over time, so update your plan regularly.
America’s Poison Centers represents 55 poison centers across the country, and through our national Poison Help line (800-222-1222) and website, PoisonHelp.org, we provide all Americans expert advice available 24/7/365, at no cost.
Many toddlers―curious, active and eager to explore their surroundings―are attracted to water. It shines, ripples, splashes, and can even make things float! But, they don't understand that water can be dangerous and aren't old enough yet to do what is needed when in trouble. So, it's essential to protect them from water hazards where you live and where you visit.
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