Update on Safety Measures to Help Prevent Hot Car Deaths

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Association of Global Automakers have announced that auditory and visual alert systems will be installed in “nearly 100 percent of U.S. light-duty vehicles” by 2025 to remind drivers to check the back seat when exiting the car. The system will be activated when a person turns off the car.

Are Your Personal Care Products Stored Safely?

According to an article in Clinical Pediatrics, from 2002-16 nearly 65,000 children under the age of 5 were treated at emergency rooms because of their exposure to makeup, nail polish, perfume and other personal care products — with 99 percent of the incidents occurring at home. That’s about 1 child every two hours.

Rules of the Road for Electric Scooters

Nearly a year after Milwaukee disallowed electric scooters, Governor Tony Evers has made it legal to operate electric scooters in the state of Wisconsin. The new legislation allows local governments to regulate how electric scooters are used in their community. If you ride an electric scooter on the road, it’s important to remember that you must follow the rules of the road: • Do not drive above 20 mph on a paved, level surface • You can ride on the … Continued

An Overview of Boating Laws in Wisconsin

Before you head out to the lake, it’s important you are aware of Wisconsin’s boating laws. In the state of Wisconsin, anyone born after 1989 is required to have a boating safety certification card when driving a motorboat or personal motorized watercraft. Those born prior to 1989 are exempt from the certification. No certification card is necessary when operating a canoe, kayak, paddleboard or sailboats that don’t have motors. No one under 10 years old can legally operate a boat. … Continued