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Go to the head of the class by following these school bus safety tips

The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round. Each year, school buses travel more than 400 million miles in Pennsylvania and 10 billion miles across the United States. Nationally, school buses keep an...

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Odds are you won’t be struck by lightning, but these steps can keep your family even safer

Benjamin Franklin was in Philadelphia when, with the help of a key and a kite, he proved that electricity and lightning were one and the same. It also was in the City of Brotherly Love that Franklin invented the...

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Permanently attached equipment specifically should be noted when contractors buy commercial auto insurance

If you're a building contractor, your truck is your livelihood. You spend an awful lot of time in it, driving to and from work sites. It's your home away from home, so it's likely you've modified it to accommodate so-...

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Tough bounces: trampoline use comes with high risk of injury and potential homeowner liability

Trampolines have their ups and downs - and that's the problem. While jumping and somersaulting has enormous appeal to children, the danger associated with landing improperly has led the American Academy of Pediatrics...

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Distracted driving is dangerous to driver, passenger and bystander - all of the time

No doubt you've passed another driver who appeared to be focused more on his smart phone than on the road ahead. Then again, maybe you've done the same thing. It is what's known as distracted driving, which comprises...

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Take the plunge into swimming pool safety

Nothing says refreshing like a dip in a swimming pool on a hot summer day. But nothing speaks of danger more than young children near water. Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death among children ages 1...

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Water line protection: low cost for a low risk

A letter from Pennsylvania American Water began with a series of bullet points, the first of which noted that one of the recipient's neighbors "recently had their water pipe repaired." The letter, which arrived in a...

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Car safety seats: They are required by law and highly effective if used properly

We haul everything in our cars, from groceries and dry-cleaning to sports equipment and home-improvement products. But there's no more precious cargo than the people we move, especially our children. And yet as a...

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Most homeowners policies don't provide flood coverage, but it can be purchased separately

September will mark the fifth anniversary of massive flooding in central Pennsylvania caused by Tropical Storm Lee. In Hershey, the flood water buckled pavement at the Route 322 off-ramp near Hersheypark Drive;...

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Lawn mowing is not child's play: 12 safety tips

Just like morning dew and fireflies at night, the whirring of lawn mower blades is a staple of summer (not to mention much of spring and fall). We love our manicured lawns and take great pride in maintaining them....

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