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Reducing Texting & Driving

Following Texting & Driving presentations in local high schools and for the public Janae Moore's Family loaned Janae's pickup to the Injury Prevention Team to bring continued awareness to the...

 

National Youth Traffic Safety Month

May is National Youth Traffic Safety Month…the month our children start their summer vacation. It is also a start of more driving for our teens. Parents are just starting or just completing the ‘driver’s license’ process for their children,...

 

April Distracted Driving Month

We all hear it about the dangers, we all know about the dangers and we all know someone affected by it, so why do so many continue to still do it? Texting, Using a cell phone or smart phone, Using a navigation system (hand held or vehicle installed),...

 

So You Think You Are Ready For Another Montana Winter?

Such a magical time of year - clean, crisp innocent winter. HA HA HA! Oh don’t get it wrong- what’s more fun than a snowball fight with family or friends. But let’s not forget its COLD! We are not talking about the cold that forces us to wear...

 

Icy Roads Are Here!

Winter driving is here! After a long and pleasant autumn, winter has arrived and we need to learn to drive on ice and snow all over again. Ensure a safer driving experience this winter—be prepared, alert and cautious. Take a minute to be prepared....

 

Farm Safety Is Everyone's Responsibility

Even with the increase in traffic, apartments, oil wells and people we are still a small rural community that is supported by farming and ranching. This past month and in the months to come you will see the farm fields giving up their crops to be...

 

Montana Highway Patrol Promotes Seat Belt Safety

In partnership with the Montana Highway Patrol the Richland County Injury Prevention Team brought the “Seat Belt Convincer” to the Fairview Festival this past weekend to bring awareness and educate on seat belt usage. The event was part of the...

 

Be Safe this 4th of July

We have all heard the precautions and safety rules at least a few times when it comes to lighting fireworks. But do we really follow them, ”thinking it won’t happen to me or I know what I am doing”. The Richland County Injury Prevention Team...

 

One Text or Call Could Wreck it All

With the increasing demands on our personal and professional time we are all looking for a way to do it all. Multitasking seems to be the answer in so many cases. But it should never be an option when operating a vehicle. One of the most alarming...

 

What Will Your Story BE?

**Leave your mark on this world in your own way….not on the highway. Buckle up each and every time and never text and drive. One crash may be one too many. Be prepared to do your part and keep your community safe no matter which road you take.**...

 

Is Your Child Safe While Riding in a Vehicle? Free Child Safety Seat Check

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children 1 to 13 years of age in the United Sates”. Vehicle crashes are the #1 cause of death and injury for teens. Is your...

 

Labor Day Safety

Celebrate this Labor Day with safety in mind. As we enjoy the last weekend of the summer with friends and family and slip in one more get-a-way our law enforcement officers will take to the roads in an effort to keep us safe. Holidays like Labor Day...

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Keeping our community safe from vehicle crashes, injuries and deaths related to them takes each and every driver’s attention. All licensed drivers play a critical role… you studied, practiced, tested and over time, became experienced. Be a patien...

 

ATV & Side-by-Side Safety

ATVs & Side-by-Sides are not toys. Serious injury can result from improper use of them, but with preparation and practice, you can safely develop and expand your driving/riding skills. Riding ATVs &...

 

Injury Prevention Team & Blue Rock Distribute "Thumb Rings"

The Richland County Injury Prevention Team was supported by Blue Rock Companies this spring in conjunction with their 100 year celebration and their efforts in bringing awareness to the dangers of Texting & Driving. Blue Rock Companies purchased...

 

Summer Is Getting Close

According to the US Coast Guard, half of all recreation boating fatalities happen in calm water and almost three-fourths of fatal boating accident victims drowned ~ 84% were not wearing a life jacket. For more information go to: h...

 

Grandchildren Safety is Something You Should Learn About

New research from NACCRRA study shows that 40% of all grandparents are providing childcare for their grandchildren and the Pew Research Center shows that 1 in 10 grandparents are raising their grandchildren. Your grandchildren are curious by nature...

 

Farm Safety Effects Us All

Living on or visiting a ranch/farm is an exciting and educational experience for our children and it is also a very special way of life for many of us in Richland County. Knowing the dangers and how to prevent accidents will ensure generations of...

 

Richland County Injury Prevention Team Would Like To Acknowledge And Thank Blue Rock Companies

During 2013 The Richland County Injury Prevention Team would like to recognize a local business each month that promotes responsible, safe and positive practices with their employees. The team believes that safety polices implemented in the...

 

Hello Winter

Such a magical time of year…clean, crisp innocent winter. HA HA HA! Oh don’t get me wrong…what’s more fun than a snowball fight with sons and grandsons or making snow angels in the snow with your daughters and granddaughters. But let’s not...

 

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