SUMMER OF SAFETY

To kick off our Summer of Safety, we want to give away three $500 QT gas cards! Gas cards will be given away in June, July, and August so use this form on our website to tell us why you deserve to win.

Must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license to enter.

CAR SEATS

carseat

Car seats and booster seats provide protection for infants and children in the event of a car crash. It's important to choose the right car seat for your child at every stage. Be sure that your child is in a car seat or booster seat that is meant for their age and size. An easy way to find which car seat works best for your child is to follow NHTSA’s car seat recommendations. It’s also vital to install and use the car seat correctly every time your child is in the car. For a summer of safety on the road, follow the car seat’s installation instructions and check out videos online. You can also get your car seat inspected at a local police or fire station.

 

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JOGGING

With nicer weather, many joggers and runners are taking their workouts outdoors. Have a summer of safety with these jogging safety tips from Accident Recovery Team.

  • Recruit a friend. Run in pairs or groups for more visibility. 
  • Avoid jogging at night. If you do run after dark, do so in well-lit areas and consider buying reflective running gear or a runner’s light so that you’re highly visible to traffic. 
  • Stay safe in traffic. Face oncoming traffic and wear bright colored clothing to improve your visibility.
  • Carry the essentials. Make sure your ID, phone, house key and any valuables are with you but out of sight. Keep a whistle or shrill alarm to summon help if needed.

 

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jogging
jogging

With nicer weather, many joggers and runners are taking their workouts outdoors. Have a summer of safety with these jogging safety tips from Accident Recovery Team.

  • Recruit a friend. Run in pairs or groups for more visibility. 
  • Avoid jogging at night. If you do run after dark, do so in well-lit areas and consider buying reflective running gear or a runner’s light so that you’re highly visible to traffic. 
  • Stay safe in traffic. Face oncoming traffic and wear bright colored clothing to improve your visibility.
  • Carry the essentials. Make sure your ID, phone, house key and any valuables are with you but out of sight. Keep a whistle or shrill alarm to summon help if needed.

 

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BOATING

boating

Before hitting the water, always check that your boat equipment is in good working order. Also remember to pack the essentials: water, sunscreen and a first aid kit.  

With more people on the water in the summer, boat collisions and accidents are more likely to occur. As you are boating with family and friends the Accident Recovery Team encourages you to wear a life jacket.  Life jackets save lives and are essential for everyone on board. Even strong swimmers need life jackets and children should wear a life jacket at all times. 

Enjoy a summer of safety by embracing the warm weather, having fun and staying safe!

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BIKING

Summer is a great time to get outdoors and ride but before you leave the driveway, here are a few things to check to ensure your bicycle is in working order:

  • Tires - Ensure the tires are properly inflated to help reduce a flat. Check the sidewall of your tire for the recommended tire pressure. Look for cracks or excessive wear on your tires. 
  • Brakes - Squeeze your front and rear brake levers to make sure that the brakes engage properly and smoothly. 
  • Chain - Be sure that the chain is lubricated and clean. 
  • Gears - Check that everything is clean to ensure the bike shifts easier and lasts longer. Spin the crank and shift through the gears. The chain should transfer smoothly from gear to gear. 
  • Fit - Does the bike fit you properly? Should the seat height be adjusted? This is especially important for kids since a bike used the year before may now be too small. 

Bicycle safety also means wearing the proper clothing while riding a bicycle. The Accident Recovery Team encourages bicyclists to wear bright clothing. We also suggest outfitting your bike and clothes with reflective gear, flashing lights and a bell or horn. All of these tips help drivers see you and keep you safe while on the road. Also be sure that you always wear a helmet while riding and that it fits properly. Helmets can reduce the risk of a head injury by 85% and are an important part of your summer of safety.

 

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biking
biking

Summer is a great time to get outdoors and ride but before you leave the driveway, here are a few things to check to ensure your bicycle is in working order:

  • Tires - Ensure the tires are properly inflated to help reduce a flat. Check the sidewall of your tire for the recommended tire pressure. Look for cracks or excessive wear on your tires. 
  • Brakes - Squeeze your front and rear brake levers to make sure that the brakes engage properly and smoothly. 
  • Chain - Be sure that the chain is lubricated and clean. 
  • Gears - Check that everything is clean to ensure the bike shifts easier and lasts longer. Spin the crank and shift through the gears. The chain should transfer smoothly from gear to gear. 
  • Fit - Does the bike fit you properly? Should the seat height be adjusted? This is especially important for kids since a bike used the year before may now be too small. 

Bicycle safety also means wearing the proper clothing while riding a bicycle. The Accident Recovery Team encourages bicyclists to wear bright clothing. We also suggest outfitting your bike and clothes with reflective gear, flashing lights and a bell or horn. All of these tips help drivers see you and keep you safe while on the road. Also be sure that you always wear a helmet while riding and that it fits properly. Helmets can reduce the risk of a head injury by 85% and are an important part of your summer of safety.

*Follow us on Facebook for a chance to win a gift card to Bicycle Exchange!