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We rarely are more vulnerable than when walking in urban areas, crossing busy streets and negotiating traffic. And we all are pedestrians from time to time, so it’s important to pay attention to what is going on around us. Cell phone distracted walking It has become such a big problem in recent years that Injury Facts® 2015, the statistical report on unintentional deaths and injuries published by the National Safety Council, for the first time has included statistics on cell phone distracted walking. According…

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, about 14 percent of all vehicle collisions that result in damage happen in parking lots. Below are AAA’s tips for safe parking: Stay alert: Watch for cars cutting across parking lots and speeding through aisles. Take it slow and always use your turn signal. Avoid two-way lanes whenever possible. Mind your manners: Don’t take up two spots by parking over the lines. Protect your car: Parking in congested areas increases the likelihood…

Fermilab is in the midst of extensive growth and development to expand physics programs, and to upgrade aging infrastructure to ensure many more decades of continued research. Five construction projects are currently under way that involve excavating and transporting soil and gravel.  Construction crews monitor and clean the roads as necessary, but mud and loose gravel can accumulate, posing a slip and fall hazard.  Motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians are reminded to use extra caution when traveling on roads that are…