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Follow the law: Stop for School Buses

School bus.jpgWith public school starting in Marion County, West Virginia, today and with other local school districts already in session, there are a few things that drivers need to be aware of and take extra caution towards to ensure the safety of bus drivers and school children. While school buses are designed to be safer than passenger vehicles in preventing injuries when involved in a crash, it is important that drivers stop for school buses to ensure a child's safety when getting off the bus. Here are a few things to keep in mind as our kids go back to school:

Don't be Clark Griswold: Safely Decorate Your Home for the Holidays

http://img09.deviantart.net/e1e6/i/2011/332/c/f/christmas_lights_by_ssandiiee-d4hjoxf.jpgEvery year, my wife and I love to watch the movie Christmas Vacation during the holiday season. One of my favorite scenes from the movie is when Clark, with all of his family surrounding him, tries to grandly present the neighborhood with his outside light display. Although he has lots of trouble, he eventually gets the lights to work and his house brightens up the neighborhood for sure.

Happy Hunting: Be Safe and Good Luck

Hunting in West Virginia is a family tradition across the state. Each year more than 350,000 hunters go to the woods in search of game. With the start of the Buck firearm season on November 23, 2015, it is important that this tradition continues in a safe manner. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources provides a regulation summary for white-tail deer hunter which can be found here. For Marion, Monongalia, and Harrison Counties, the summary from the fact sheet provides the following guidance:

Bike Safely!

With spring in the rearview and summer quickly approaching, National Bike Month is now among us with an encouraging message of a safer experience on the roads for cyclists. Last year, the Bicycle Safety Law (HB 4304) passed in West Virginia which requires that motorists allow bicyclists at least 3 feet of passing space on the street. In light of this, West Virginia Connecting Communities commenced the "Give em' 3 Feet" campaign this past Monday which assists in informing motorists how to advance and pass bicyclists. The campaign hopes to have an optimistic impact on lives throughout our nation.

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