After a storm or disaster, be careful using portable generators

A portable generator can be a life-saver after a big storm, but it’s crucial to use it correctly. The problem is generally carbon monoxide. This colorless, odorless gas can easily build up in enclosed spaces, and exposure to a high enough level can be fatal in minutes. Unfortunately, many people do not realize that portable generators

What can you do to get your license back after a DUI?

For many people, losing driving privileges after a DUI charge can be the most difficult consequence to deal with. After all, driving is most likely your primary form of transportation, whether you are going to work or getting groceries. Unfortunately, you cannot just take to the road again once the revocation or suspension period is

Storm damage? Beware of asbestos exposure during cleanup

With heavy storms and the remnants of hurricanes likely, it’s important to remember that many structures may contain asbestos. The microscopic mineral fiber can lie quietly in your home or building for decades but can become even more dangerous once disturbed. Inhaling asbestos fibers can cause several deadly diseases, including asbestosis, mesothelioma and lung cancer.

Over-the-counter medicines, including CBD, could impair driving

Did you know you can be arrested for DUI if you drive while impaired by legal, over-the-counter medications? It’s true that some OTC medications can impair your driving, especially in combination with other medicines or with alcohol. If any substance impairs your driving, you can be charged with DUI if you drive while under its

Could you be labeled a ‘high-risk impaired driver’?

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) is an influential group that advocates for state-level policy changes that address roadway safety. The GHSA has been working to address the way DUI is prosecuted and punished in the U.S. In December, the GHSA issued a report on what they call “high-risk impaired drivers.” Who are these drivers? The GHSA

Study: 1 in 5 nursing homes face severe PPE and staff shortages

People in nursing homes make up less than 1% of the U.S. population. However, they account for 43% of all COVID-19 deaths, according to the COVID Tracking Project. Our loved ones are very vulnerable to this disease, and adequate staffing and personal protective equipment (PPE) are essential to their care. A new study found that

Labor Day high-visibility DUI enforcement runs through Sept. 7

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Labor Day weekend is one of the most dangerous times on U.S. roads in terms of drunk driving. Therefore, law enforcement agencies around the state and across the nation will be participating in high-visibility DUI enforcement through Sept. 7. In 2018, there were 10,511 traffic fatalities

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