What to Do After an Earthquake: Safety Tips
In the aftermath of an earthquake, it’s understandable that you may feel a sense of panic. Buildings may be damaged, people could be hurt and community infrastructure and services could…
Carbon Monoxide Facts for New Homeowners
Young families settling in to their first home have a lot to think about — maybe more than they’ve ever had to consider before. With all the new financial and legal…
Top Tips for Driving and Parking on Black Friday
While Black Friday shopping may bring the most extreme deals, the traffic and parking situations can be a nightmare. Parking spaces are limited, people always seem to be in a rush…
Find the Right Motorcycle Riding Club
Riding clubs are a great way for riders to connect—and, of course, hit the road—with other enthusiasts. But even a quick Internet search yields a staggering number of club options,…
Smoke detector
It’s a potentially fatal (and far too common) scenario: An otherwise functional smoke alarm is rendered ineffective when a homeowner, annoyed by an end-of-life signal or false alarm, deliberately deactivates…
Tips for Home Window Safety
As summer transitions into fall, many of us take advantage of the pleasant weather by opening windows and letting in the cool breeze. And while windows allow us to enjoy…
Hot Tips for Riding Your Motorcycle in Warm Weather
If you’re thinking about taking up motorcycling, you probably have a good handle on the gear you’ll need — helmet, jacket and pair of riding pants (or one-piece motorcycle suit),…
Move-Over Laws Can Help Pave the Right of Way for Emergency Responders
The weekend is approaching, and with it often comes unwieldy traffic. To help ensure safety, it is important to remember to follow the rules of the road not only for your protection,…
Houston pedestrians
Houston, one of the country’s most dangerous cities for pedestrians, is ramping up efforts to improve the walkability of the fourth-largest city in the nation, according to David Crossley, president of…
Paul Brennan/ shutterstock
Homeowners associations (HOAs) and other groups are working with local police to help make neighborhoods safer with commonsense rules and strategies. For example, three years ago, Avondale’s Cashion neighborhood experienced…