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October 13, 2017 in Uncategorized
Pets aren’t just pets – they’re treasured friends and family members. As pet owners, we want to keep our buddies safe both at home and on the road. Whether they’re headed for fun times at the park or a trip to the vet, here are a few tips for safe…
In 2014, a 16 year old driving student in Ohio killed both himself and his teacher after running a stop sign. The student had rolled through the stop sign and was hit by an oncoming minivan. The minivan’s driver was hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries. Two lives ruined and one severely altered and traumatized all during an otherwise routine Monday morning lesson.
In 2010, a peaceful Oxford town was woken up after a 16 year old flipped her instructor’s car upside-down on a residential street. Luckily no one was hurt, but the car was totaled due to her negligence.
While the above two examples both provide excellent deterrents against unsafe driving, in reality these deterrents are much harder to put into practice. In the first story, two lives were lost due to running a stop sign, and this is unfortunately a common occurrence. Drivers must be calmly alert at all times, and over time, a driver’s eyes must naturally look towards the stop sign area to know whether a sign is present or not. A student driver logically knows to look for applicable signs, but because of jitters and nerves during the lesson, they may forget to follow through. Nerves likely caused the second accident as well due to the fact that it started from a simple overreaction.
Students can avoid these disasters by calmly breathing during the lesson, keeping calm, and by not focusing on “passing” the lesson. There is nothing to pass in the lesson aside from learning the art of safe driving.
New Roots Farmers Market Each market focuses on locally grown fruits and vegetables, the sharing of community resources, and is a space for new businesses to learn best practices for direct to consumer sales. New Roots Farmers Markets are safe spaces for all to learn about health, nutrition, and overall wellness for the whole family. […]
As we get used to our “new normal,” we’re starting to see many events being held again, and people are beginning to be able to get out in the community like we are used to. Below, we have included some local events for everyone in the family to enjoy if you are car enthusiasts…or if […]
It is important to be prepared to know what to do should you ever be involved in an auto accident. Under most circumstances, you are required by law to call the police and file a police report. When you should call the police: Officers come to the scene of an accident to expedite the exchange […]
As Utah and more importantly the Sandy community begins to “reopen” and get used to our new normal, many events are beginning to come back and people are beginning to have the ability to get out in the community like we are used to. Below we have included some local events for everyone in the […]