May 17, 2018 , Children's Safety

Recovering compensation for PTSD treatment in kids is complex but critical

Proving the existence of mental trauma – including PTSD – following a car crash can sometimes be difficult. This is especially true in the case of young children who may have difficulty verbalizing their feelings and emotions anyway. Moreover, wh...
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May 17, 2018 , Children's Safety

Bellingham kids in car accidents are especially prone to PTSD

After a car accident, it’s common for occupants of the vehicle to be in shock. It is a traumatizing experience for anyone, no matter what age. However, children can be most affected, even if they are not physically injured.   Post-traum...
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April 18, 2018 , Children's Safety , Distracted Driving

Kids can distract drivers even more than cell phones

Usually when we hear "distracted driving" we think cell phones. But there are many types of distractions that can lead to accidents and crashes in Bellingham and Whatcom County. GPS units, Kindles, or other electronic devices are distractions and the...
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January 18, 2018 , Children's Safety

Drive like your kids live here

I often see "Drive like your kids live here" signs posted in Bellingham yards. If you speed through a residential neighborhood and hit someone with your vehicle, is it really an “accident”? Sure, you didn’t mean to hurt anyone, but you were, in...
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January 16, 2018 , Children's Safety

When you’re driving, you’re never alone

It's never okay to drive distracted. In this video by AT&T's anti distracted driving campaign, It Can Wait, a driver has decided that he can ignore his cell phone if he's not carrying any passengers. He's already dropped his kids off, they're ...
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October 20, 2017 , Children's Safety , Pedestrian Injury

Four tips for Halloween safety

Halloween is a time to put the fun in scary for kids - not just the scary in scary. Notwithstanding the apparent creepy clown fiascos of last year, many Bellingham children and their parents are busy dreaming up and putting together costumes now...
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August 31, 2017 , Children's Safety

They’re baaack!… Do you know how to share the roads with school buses?

Sharing the roads with school buses can be frustrating. They're like mobile stop lights, and when the lights flash, it may add a few moments to an early commute to work or weary drive home. But buses have their unique safety features and stoppin...
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August 24, 2017 , Children's Safety

Bellingham kids are back to school! Here are some tips on school bus riding safety

It's an early start this year, but it is here! Bellingham Public Schools are back in session. Before you walk your kids to the bus stop, you might want to brush up on these safety tips with them to make for a safer ride for everyone. Be aware. ...
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August 18, 2017 , Children's Safety , Distracted Driving , Pedestrian Injury

Distracted walking endangers Bellingham kids returning to school

Ah, the end of summer nears. Next week, Bellingham School District welcomes a new school year, and with it the return of school supplies, carpools, and heavy backpacks.  About twenty years ago, the age group most at risk for being hit by a ca...
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August 17, 2017 , Children's Safety

Back to school safety tips

Fall mornings in Bellingham often begin with a flurry of activity: school buses on the roads, lights flashing, as kids get on; kids racing their bikes towards school with not a minute to spare, and parents trying to get kids out the door and in the c...
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