Preventing Brain Injuries

Buckle up

Buckle up

Everyone in a vehicle should wear a seat belt. Children under 12 should always sit in the back seat. Infants, toddlers and children – according to their weight – should use child safety seats or booster seats.

Never drive under the influence

Never drive under the influence

Never drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Ever.

Wear a helmet

Wear a helmet

Helmets should be worn in all action sports like, biking, skiing/snowboarding, skate boarding, roller blading, etc.. It is also important that they fit properly.

Avoid falls

Avoid falls

Do not climb a ladder while intoxicated. Use a step-stool instead of a chair, install handrails. Be careful of area rugs or uneven surfaces and ice during the winter. Unnecessary risks lead to accidents.

Make your home safer

Make your home safer

Install window guards to keep young children from falling out of open windows. Use safety gates at the top and bottom of stairs when young children are around.

Exercise

Exercise

Studies have shown as you get older if you exercise and keep your muscles toned, you are less likely to lose your balance and fall.

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