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  • Summer Road Trip Safety Tips

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 28-Jul-2016

    All across the country Americans are hitting the road for their summer vacation. Plans for a safe and pleasant trip should involve preparing your vehicle as well as taking a few precautions. The guidelines below will help reduce the risks inherent in driving during this season. Get Your Vehicle Ready Check the tires for proper inflation and good tread. Have a qualified technician give the vehicle ...
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  • Graduation Party (And Other Summer Get-Together) Safety Tips

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 26-Jul-2016

    Now that your child has reached the major milestone of graduation, the occasion deserves a party. However, the celebration shouldn’t involve throwing caution to the winds, because it only takes one error in judgment to result in a tragedy. Here are some guidelines for graduates as well as their parents that will promote safety. Tips for Graduates First and foremost, don’t drink and ...
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  • How to Select Summer Camps for Your Children

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 22-Jul-2016

    Summer camps offer opportunities for children to acquire new skills while having the time of their lives. They also provide a setting where kids can make new friends and develop socially, becoming comfortable in a community outside of their home. The experience can be invaluable. Here are some tips in selecting a camp suitable for your child. For safety reasons, Parenting.com recommends doing a ...
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  • AAA Report: Nearly 80% of Drivers Admit to Aggressive Driving

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 21-Jul-2016

    Posted by Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner. According to recent research by AAA auto club, approximately 80 percent of drivers admitted to expressing significant aggression, anger, or road rage in the past year. That is a staggering number to grasp. In an attempt to quantify exactly what constitutes aggressive driving, NHTSA’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) ...
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  • How to Learn About Product Recalls

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 20-Jul-2016

    A visit to the Recalls.gov website presents the best way to keep apprised of products that companies and federal regulatory agencies have called back due to defects. Ignorance of product safety issues can lead to illness or injury, so periodically check the list to protect yourself and your family. You can also enroll in the direct notification program that sends emails when an oversight ...
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  • How to Reduce Your Safety Risk on the Washington D.C. Metro

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 18-Jul-2016

    A story in the Washingtonian describes how lawyer Pat Regan has spent 30 years suing the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority over major disasters as well as minor malfunctions. Despite the problems with the Metro, Regan continues to use it regularly. However, his work has made him aware of ways to minimize the likelihood of becoming the victim of a crash and incurring personal harm. The ...
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  • Pokemon Go: Augumented Reality Safety Guidelines

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 15-Jul-2016

    On July 6, 2016, Pokémon-Go was released in app stores across the United States, allowing the augmented reality game to rapidly gain popularity nation-wide. Based on the popular television series, Pokémon, the game allows players to capture, fight, and train virtual cartoon characters they come in contact with in public. Playing the game has led to appeals for players to avoid it in ...
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  • D.C. Metro Riders Should Expect Long-Term Delays and Shutdowns Due to Massive Repairs

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 14-Jul-2016

    In May, the Washington D.C. Patch reported on Metro general manager Paul Wiedefeld’s announcement that a massive repair effort has begun on the city’s rail system. This undertaking will result in long-term shutdowns affecting entire sections of a track at a time, making commutes more difficult for many of the 700,000 people who use the transportation network every day. The Metro ...
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  • Critique of New FDA Product Nutrition Labels

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 11-Jul-2016

    While the new Food and Drug Administration food product label with larger print proves easier to read, critics suggest that the new label puts an emphasis on the wrong dietary factors – calories and saturated fat. The long-held theory of weight loss through caloric reduction hasn’t proven valid, for instance, and actually violates the second law of thermodynamics. Likewise, research ...
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  • FDA Product Nutrition Labels Have a New Look

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 11-Jul-2016

    For the past two years, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been working on updating the nutrition labels on all packaged foods. According to The Washington Post, the label overhaul has completed, and manufacturers are required to have the new labels on their products by July 28, 2018. The revision has been a topic of considerable debate among consumers, food lobbyists and scientists. Here ...
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