Labor Day is just around the corner. For many individuals and families, it means planning one last summer outing. Many motorists will be hitting the road, enjoying the last 3-day weekend of the summer.
In 2016, Labor Day was September 6th. According to the Ohio Department Of Public Safety, there were more injuries and deaths due to car accidents in Ohio in September than in any other month. Continue reading “Staying Safe On The Roads This Labor Day Weekend”
The opioid crisis is hitting Ohio especially hard.
Abuse of prescription painkillers like fentanyl and oxycodone, as well as heroin, has risen dramatically over the past decade:
- Approximately 15,000 deaths in the United States
- 500 deaths in Ohio
- Approximately 33,000 deaths in the United States
- 2,700 deaths in Ohio
Alarmingly, experts believe that opioid-related deaths across the United States may actually be underreported.
With masses of people hooked on opioids, all facets of life are affected. Continue reading “Opioid-Related Car Accidents Are On The Rise”
No parent wants to believe their child would put themself in harm’s way by driving while impaired or riding with another driver who is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, living in denial about the possibility of your teen driver taking part in these life-threatening activities is one of the most dangerous approaches parents can take when it comes to the issue.
Continue reading “Tips for discussing the dangers of impaired driving with your teen”