On Black Friday, hundreds of thousands of Dallas-area shoppers will hit the stores in the hunt for the perfect deal on a coveted Christmas gift. The stores will be crowded, disorganized, and poorly managed, resulting in an increased risk of an accident. With frazzled employees who are more focused on quickly cashing out stressed customers, dangerous conditions often arise in the store.
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With Black Friday just around the corner, you likely have been keeping your eye posted for good deals at stores like Walmart, Best Buy, and Target when shopping for your children. However, you should also be paying attention to whether these toys are safe.
Toys made for children include information on the box about the ideal age range of the child that the toy was designed for. However, these are merely suggestions and do not highlight the possible dangers inherent in the toys, especially for younger children such as toddlers. As a parent, you have become an expert on baby-proofing your home, but did you know that you should also baby-proof your child’s toys?
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Every year, on the Friday after Thanksgiving, stores open early while it is still dark outside to crowds of eager shoppers hoping to score a discounted deal on a hot item, such as a television or laptop. While many of the deals are attractive and can help bargain shoppers score holiday gifts for loved ones at a fraction of the regular retail price, Black Friday has a darker side. In recent years, the shopping holiday has become notorious for overzealous shoppers who will stop at nothing to nab a coveted deal in short supply. The Dallas news has extensively covered reports of stampedes at retail giants like Walmart. One spate of injuries that has been overlooked, however, have not occurred inside the stores on Black Friday but rather, on the streets.
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Texas has seen more than its fair share of unenviable weather, and every year drivers in Dallas and the rest of our fair state face dangers from flash flooding
As a Texas driver, you need to understand what the risk is, how to handle it properly, and what can happen to those who fail to heed flash flood warnings. Read the rest »
School buses carry our most precious cargo. It seems unnecessary to state that these mass transport vehicles filled with children should be held to a high safety standard, and that drivers need to follow the rules of the road.
But many bus drivers do not. Read the rest »
The smartphone may be the greatest and most terrifying invention of the century.
We, as a society, have come to depend on our electronic gadgets and gizmos to remind us of everything from birthdays to business meetings, and of course, to keep up our social connections. Read the rest »
School bus drivers are held to heightened standards. They are required to deliver students on time 95% of the time while being expected to adhere strictly to all the rules of the road.
How can a school bus driver maintain safety as a top priority, when school boards focus on timeliness? How, indeed. A 103% increase in school bus crashes involving Dallas County Schools (DCS) is a very alarming sign. Read the rest »
We live in an age of instant gratification. We are all accustomed to getting “likes” the minute we post or share something on social media, to finding gas stations without having to open a phone book, and using our smartphones to help us collect memories. Sometimes, we want to do that while we are driving. Read the rest »
As Texans begin the slow recovery process from Hurricane Harvey, the unfortunate truth is that many people will disregard or fail to comprehend the danger of driving down flooded streets. But that danger is very real and needs to be respected – because underestimating it can be a deadly mistake. Read the rest »
The Dallas Cowboys’ season so far has been an exciting one. And at this point, many folks may be planning to attend the games. With their history of making the playoffs, the Cowboys are looking good this year. For many fans, the journey to the playoffs is one they watch from the safety and comfort of their couches at home.
But if you are one of the loyal fans hitting the road to support the Cowboys, there are a few safe driving rules to keep in mind so that you get to (and from) the game safely.
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