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Safety Laws On Children, Pets, and Vehicles

by Melissa Crumish on

Many states now have safety laws against leaving children and pets unattended in a vehicle. Depending on the state and circumstances, the guilty can be issued a traffic ticket and fined, or, in extreme cases, charged with manslaughter and sentenced to a lengthy jail term. Safety Laws Against Leaving a Child Unattended in a Car Since […]

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Child Safety Seat Laws: Buckle Up, Kids! by Melissa Crumish on

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, motor vehicle crashes in the United States are the leading cause of death for kids between the ages of three and 14. All the more reason for strict child safety seat laws. Each State Has a Child Safety Seat Law Currently, all 50 states and the District […]

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Boat Safety Course: Learn Boating Basics by Kathy Teel on

Most people have a good idea how to get a driver’s license, because most people will get one at some point in their lives, but it’s not always as clear what the requirements are for a boating license. It’s important to know that the law approaches boating differently from driving a car, and getting a […]

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Do I Need to Wear a Helmet on My Motorcycle? by Josh Tyson on

Remember when your mother told you helmets were cool because they save lives? She lied. Helmets are uncool, because the essence of cool is just not giving a damn, and by wearing a helmet you are showing that you do indeed care about the contents of your cranium. Square as that may be, having a […]

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