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Backyard deck with sofa and picnic table.

During the spring and summer, spending time on your deck can be a wonderful way to enjoy the warmer weather. Whether you’re using your deck to visit with friends and neighbors or to simply relax with a book, people don’t generally think of their decks as an unsafe place to be. However, as is the

Close-up of a car's tires on a snowy road.

If you’re looking for a new car, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the different features that are available now. High-tech features like backup cameras, lane departure warnings, and blind spot detection are all now common safety features on new cars and some cars even have technology to maneuver into parking spaces by themselves.

Parked school bus.

Fall has arrived and the new school year is fully underway. Even though we’re a bit past back-to-school season and school buses have been back on the roads for a little while now, it’s always a good time to think about school bus safety. Throughout the entire school year, it’s very common to see drivers

Carved pumpkin with a candle in it and a foggy background.

Halloween can be a very fun day for people of all ages to enjoy. However, people often forget just how dangerous of a holiday it can be. It’s scary how many different types of safety hazards exist, particularly for children. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, on average, a child’s chances of being hit by a

A view of a car's dashboard with a woman's hands on the steering wheel.

When a teenager is old enough to take the first steps toward learning how to drive, it can be a stressful time for everyone involved. Teens may be excited about being able to have more independence, but worry about being able to pass the tests to get their license. For parents, there’s the stress of

View of a person's hands on a car's steering wheel.

Here in the state of Michigan, high winds are a possibility at any time of year. We might get strong winds along with a winter snowstorm, with a strong thunderstorm during the summer, or even on days when there isn’t a storm of any kind. But when people think about weather conditions that can make

Are Space Heaters Safe?

Wednesday, 22 February 2023 by
Close-up of the glowing red grill of a space heater.

Do you have a space heater around your house? Maybe you keep one in storage just in case your furnace ever stops working on a cold day and you need a way to stay warm while you wait for it to be fixed. Or maybe you have a home office in a basement that gets

A car's side mirror seen while on a snowy road.

When the roads are covered with snow and ice, it’s important to have a car that is up to the challenge. Generally speaking, a rear-wheel drive (RWD) vehicle isn’t the most ideal car for winter driving and the reason for this is because of the way the vehicle is designed. RWD cars have the engine’s

The side mirror of a car being driven on a snowy road.

We’ve come a long way in terms of improving the safety of cars. It wasn’t all that long ago that backup cameras were considered a new, cutting edge feature, and now they’re standard on new vehicles.  Plus new cars often come with several other advanced safety features, such as automatic emergency braking (AEB), forward collision

A man jogs at night.

Just because it’s starting to get dark outside or it’s a bit foggy out, that doesn’t necessarily mean people won’t be out walking or working near the road. For many people, they might only be able to get their daily jog in early in the morning or in the evening. Or if walking is part