TxDot Child Passenger Safety Week

TxDot Child Passenger Safety Week

Thanks to those who joined us today at the TxDOT Child Passenger Safety event.

A big thank you to everyone for helping us bring awareness to the RGV about the correct installation of child safety seats!

Child Passenger Safety Week

Your Obsession With the Perfect Social Media Post Is Ruining Your Life

Your Obsession With the Perfect Social Media Post Is Ruining Your Life

last2

The world is passing you by while you fumble around trying to take a picture of it for Instagram.

A new survey found 58% of people say their desire to post the perfect photo on social media has had a negative effect on their life . . . it’s ruined vacations, affected their kids, and sometimes even led them to do bizarre or dangerous things.

91% of people have seen a tourist miss out on enjoying a moment because they’re too busy taking pictures.

79% have seen a parent, quote, “undermine their own experience in a child’s life” for the sake of a photo.

75% admit they’ve done something RUDE to get a picture for social media . . . and 14% have even risked their own safety.

In other words, your obsession with the perfect social media post is ruining your life.

(Mashable)

Halloween Safety Tips for Your Pets

Halloween Safety Tips for Your Pets

420633_10150684780216726_555101725_9465663_191642125_n
While you’re worried about your kids running around on Halloween, it’s easy to forget about your PETS. So here are four safety tips from the ASPCA.

1. Don’t let them get into the candy, because chocolate is toxic for dogs. If they eat one bite-size candy bar, they’ll probably be fine, because milk chocolate isn’t that bad for them. Dark chocolate is more dangerous though.

2. Don’t put real candles in your jack-o-lanterns. They’re easy to knock over, which can start a fire. So if you have dogs or cats, use fake candles with batteries.

3. Don’t MAKE them wear a costume. Some dogs don’t seem to mind it. But if yours HATES it, don’t force it on them. And almost ALL cats hate it.

Also, make sure it’s loose enough so they can breathe. And it shouldn’t have any dangling parts they could chew off and choke on.

4. Put them in a bedroom and close the door. Especially during peak trick-or-treating hours, so they don’t run outside. And make sure they’re wearing their collar, just in case they DO get out.

Worst-case scenario, they could BITE someone . . . even if your dog is fine with people, having a hundred strangers come to the door in a single night can be stressful.