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Toy safety reminders this holiday season

Kids love receiving toys for Christmas, and for many adults, it's just as much fun to give them. While we all want the kids in our lives to have fun, it is even more important to make sure they are safe. In most cases, the packaging on toys will give clues to whether or not toys are age appropriate, but the capabilities of an individual child should be considered as well. Many toy packages specifically state that they are not for children under age three. Often this is because they present a potential choking hazard. This isn't only because younger children like to put things in their mouths, but also because the upper airways are smaller in babies and toddlers.

Lawmakers seek tougher approaches to distracted driving

The pace of New York City life practically demands multi-tasking. Small wonder, then, that pedestrians are constantly on the phone or texting. Unfortunately, that distraction may have consequences: Pedestrians may not be as proactive in watching for traffic while attending to their smartphones.

Federal data indicates traffic fatalities to be on the rise

Federal officials recently announced an ambitious safety goal: achieving no traffic fatalities in the next 30 years. The goal coincides with a U.S. Transportation Department implementation plan targeting safety areas such as seat belt use; rumble strips, and campaigns against distracted or drunk driving. DOT officials have committed $3 million to the safety goal.

4 tips to keep your kids safe in the pool this summer

Summer is here! Kids of all ages will want to make the most of the fun months, and you can bet they'll want a trip or two to the pool. You want everyone to have a good time, but part of being a parent is always worrying about what might go wrong and how to keep your kids from harm. Pool safety is important and whether you're planning a first swim or you're a seasoned veteran, there are a few basic tips you should always keep in mind. These are the key tips that can help you avoid a tragedy and keep your kids protected while they make the most of their summer.

Each month, motor vehicle accidents claim the health and lives of thousands of NYC residents

Along the busy and congested streets of New York City, traffic accidents are an everyday and common occurrence. While, through its Vision Zero campaign, Mayor de Blasio's administration is taking steps to improve the safety of the city's streets and reduce the number of traffic-related injuries and deaths, statistics from New York City's Police Department prove just how far the city has to go to meet its goal of reducing traffic deaths to zero.

Fatal Staten Island accident highlights increase in pedestrian deaths

There are many benefits to traveling on foot. Choosing to walk rather than drive is usually good for a person's health, as well as the environment. However, in recent years, as more people have decided to leave their car in park more often, there has been an unfortunate rise in pedestrian fatalities.

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