August 2016 Archive

Know what to do if your child has a concussion
What You Need to Know About Concussions

For the past few years, concussion awareness has been in the news and a topic of conversation across the country. Much of this conversation focuses on football, but the truth is that many sports put athletes at risk of sustaining a concussion.

used motorcycle guide
Used Motorcycles: A Guide for When You Buy

Anyone who rides knows that motorcycle expenses don’t stop after you buy your bike, so for many, purchasing a used motorcycle can provide all the enjoyment that riding has to offer with a lower price tag. Here are some key points to consider before you buy.

OSHA fines increasing
OSHA Fines Increasing This Month

The change comes in the wake of legislation that requires all federal agencies to adjust their civil penalties to keep up with the rate of inflation.

Tips to make your kid's first school bus ride go smoothly
How to Make Your Kids' First School Bus Trip Less Fightening

Like most things, preparation is key. Here are some tips to avoid a first-time-on-the-school-bus freak out by your future honor roll student:

A College Student's Guide to Pedestrian Safety
College Student's Guide to Walking in The Burgh

Hey college students: You're going to spend a lot of time strolling around the Golden Triangle this semester. Here's what you need to know to do so safely.

Beat the Heat
Hot? Tips to Beat the Heat

With the temperatures rising and AC blasting, there are some safety measures that you can—and should— take when it gets hot.

PA's new car seat law effective Aug. 13
Get Ready: New PA Car Seat Law Effective Aug. 13

The new law goes into effect Aug. 12, and mandates that children younger than 2 be fastened into a rear-facing car seat situated in the back seat of your vehicle. Previously, it was just required that children younger than 4 be fastened into a restraining system in the back seat.

What to Do When You're Injured on Vacation
Be Prepared: What to Do If You're Injured on Vacation

Statistically, a car accident is the number-one cause of death among healthy travelers. In fact, almost 50 percent of all medical evacuations back to the United States—which can cost as much as $100,000—are the result of car crashes.

Tips for parents driving their child to college
Parents: How to Safely Navigate the College Drop-Off

Dropping off your child at college can be an exciting, scary, and sometimes stressful time. It is a defining moment for you as a parent and for your college-bound young adult.

motorcycle updates
Snyder's Riders Monthly Tune-up

Did you miss out on the last Snyder’s Riders Monthly Tune-up Newsletter? Catch up on some tips from last month here.

backyard injuries
These Backyard Dangers Might Surprise You

If you have children, you may have turned your yard into a mini-playground for them. While backyard activities are great for keeping kids busy, a few of them come with safety risks you should know about. We outline them here.

Study Says Trampoline Park Injuries Skyrocketed in Recent Years
Study: Trampoline Park Injuries Skyrocket

In 2010, there were 581 such ER visits. In 2014, that number jumped to 6,932. The study authors noted, however, that the number of emergency room visits for home trampoline injuries stayed largely the same over that same time frame.

PA law will allow drivers to ride on red
PA 'Ride on Red' Law to Help Keep Drivers Safe

PA's Ride on Red law, designed to protect motorcyclists stuck at busted red lights, goes into effect Sept. 18 and allows all motorists to proceed with caution when they are stuck at a malfunctioning light.