Monthly Archives: March 2019

Distracted driving more than texting, talking

These days, it seems like everyone uses their cellphone all day for everything under the sun—from checking the weather and news, to catching up with family and friends, to scheduling appointments. We use our cell phones to check social media, order groceries, and listen to our favorite songs. But this constant cellphone use comes with…
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Good neighbors make safer communities

Not everyone knows and trusts his neighbors. I’d like to share a few recommendations with you that will likely lead to better relationships and lower crime. Plan events to help neighbors get to know each other. Hold neighborhood block parties, beautification efforts and safety fairs. They will provide opportunities for neighbors to meet each other,…
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Don’t leave your safety up to the luck o’ the Irish

Whether you’re Irish or not, you might already have your plans made for this weekend’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities. All the merry-making that usually marks the day can lead to dangerous driving conditions as party-goers head home. If you’re heading out for the Irish celebrations, plan ahead and remember: Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving. St.…
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Having the ‘driving conversation’ with an older family member

Many family members or caregivers wonder what they should do if they think a loved one’s driving skills have diminished. That’s the dilemma. Family members don’t know how to assess their loved one’s driving abilities. They dread approaching an older loved one to discuss whether he or she needs to modify his or her driving…
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