2012

Buckle Up – It Can Save Lives.

Once again I am compelled to blog about the importance of fastening our seat belts. Again today in the StarTribune there was a report on a car accident up north. This was a single car accident, and both of the occupants, a husband and wife, were killed. Click on the link to see the article: Itasca County Rollover Accident Neither the husband and nor the wife were wearing seat belts. It is described as an airborne rollover accident. A few years ago I witnessed just such an accident on Highway 35 coming into the metro area up near Forest Lake. The car in front of me over corrected on a snowy evening and hit the ditch causing it to go..

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Buckle Up Campaign

We at BGS are again asking all our clients and blog followers to Buckle Up.  Two recent articles in the StarTribune discussed the issues of motor vehicle deaths, and how seat belt use is so instrumental in preventing those deaths. October Deadliest Month 2012 for Unbelted Fatalities Seat Belt Use Reaches Record High The good news is that seat belt use in Minnesota is at  a record 93.6% for drivers and passengers. The two main reasons for increased use appears to be the primary seat belt law, and the “Click it or Ticket” campaign. The one thing that is troubling is that drivers and passengers between 11 and 15 only have an 84% compliance rate. This suggests that we as parents..

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How to Expunge Your Record

If you have a criminal charge on your record from when you were younger, you have the possibility of erasing it from your history. This erasing, or sealing, is called expungement. The Past is the Past You shouldn’t have to live forever by the mistakes you made when you were younger and allow them to haunt your future. People sometimes  do crazy things when they are young and when they grow older they could end up really regretting them. Unfortunately, this criminal past can prevent you from many things in life because it shows up on your criminal record. You may even have a difficult time finding employment because of it. A criminal record expungement is not a guaranteed thing. You still have to go..

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How to Fight Back After an Assault

These days, you can never be too safe. Whether you are out alone or with someone you trust, you could find yourself being the victim of an assault. There are three phases that you need to prepare for in the case of an assault: prevention, as soon as it happens and handling it afterward. Preventing an Assault You do not have any control over someone deciding to assault you; however, there are some ways to help lower your chances of being assaulted. The biggest one is paying attention to your surroundings. Many random assaults happen when a person is not fully aware of their surroundings. If you are out in public alone, especially if it is dark, you should keep your eyes open and remain..

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Understanding DWI – Not Just Another Traffic Ticket

Almost every other week you hear stories on the news about celebrities being pulled over for DWI. Their mug shot will be shown, viewers will get a laugh over it and then it seems to be over. You don’t hear anything about it again; but the fact is that this is no laughing matter and it should be taken seriously. It is a Criminal Offense Many people are under the impression that if you are arrested for drunk driving, you are only retained until you sober up and then it is over, but this way of thinking is wrong. This offense is not the same as a speeding violation or even a reckless driving charge. This sort of charge cannot be cleared up in traffic..

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