May 2019 Newsletter

  • May 17, 2019
  • Steinger

In This Issue…
9 Bicycle Safety Tips for Parents and Kids
Memorial Day Kicks Off Boating Season – Be Safe on the Water
Recipe of the Month: Blueberry-Strawberry Smoothie Bowl
What’s Happening In & Around South Florida
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9 Bicycle Safety Tips for Parents and Kids
Bicycling is a popular and exciting activity. Many adults even commute to work via a
bicycle.
Of course, bicycling in traffic is risky. Just look at the comparative size and weight of a
bike to vehicles, and consider that bicyclists are physically unprotected in any type of
bicycle accident. Florida leads the nation in cyclist death rates with 6.2 per 100,000,
while the next highest state – Louisiana – had 3.9 deaths per 100,000. (data from
NHTSA 2007-2016)
Top Bicycling Safety Tips
Even a bicycling expert will learn something from these bicycling safety tips for parents
and kids:
1. Make sure everyone – of any age – wears a helmet while cycling. Get the helmet
and make sure it fits well. You can check this list of helmet sizes by manufacturer
at Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute (BHSI) Web site.
2. Wear the right clothing. Choose bright colors and add reflective tape to clothing
and backpacks.
3. Ride a bike that fits. Don’t let a child ride a bike that is too big in size or for their
ability.
4. Check your bike before heading out. Brakes, chain, tires – give it a good
once-over. Make sure the lights are working.
5. Choose routes with slower speeds and less traffic. Use a bike path or bike lane
whenever possible.
6. Drive with the flow of traffic.
7. Obey all traffic signals and street signs, including stop signs.
8. Don’t wear headphones or earbuds so you can concentrate on the road and your
surroundings.
9. Never text while bicycling.
Read more about bicycling safety at SafeKids.org and at the NHTSA site for Bicycle
Safety.
What to Do If You Are Injured in a Bicycle Accident?
No matter how much attention you pay to bicycle safety, accidents can happen.
If you are involved in a bicycle accident, stay at the scene and wait for the police to
arrive. Make sure that the police include your statement in the accident report.
Get medical help for your injury. This will start a document trail of your injuries.
Document the accident. Take photos of your injuries, the damage to your bike and the
accident scene.
Obtain the names of any witnesses along with their contact information.
One last point – because you have been injured in an automobile accident, your own
auto insurance policy may cover your injuries.
If you have been injured in a bike accident, it’s important to consult with an attorney
experienced in bicycle accidents – please give us a call.
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Memorial Day Kicks Off Boating Season –
Be Safe on the Water
Are you looking forward to a terrific Memorial Day spent on the water with family and
friends? Memorial Day weekend coincides with National Safe Boating Week , May 18-24,
so now is a great time to reinforce the importance of putting safety first when out on the
water.
Last month, we examined the causes of boating accidents and gave you some important
boating safety tips. Today we are approaching boating safety from a different angle –
common boating mistakes to avoid.
Don’t Make These Boating Mistakes
Speeding. Remember – boats don’t have brakes! When moving at excessive
speed, it is difficult to stop a boat or safely steer around an object. Speeding can
also cause passengers to be thrown overboard.
Drinking Alcohol. Boating under the influence (BUI) is illegal in every state, and
the U.S. Coast Guard enforces a federal BUI law.
Life Jackets. Never leave the dock without one U.S.C.G.-approved life jacket per
person. Children under age 6 must wear them. Life jackets save lives – almost
85% of all drownings can be attributed to not wearing a life jacket. Read real-life
examples of those whose lives were “Saved by the Jacket.”
Skipping Annual Safety Checks. Take advantage of the free boat inspections
offered by both the U.S.C.G. Auxiliary and the U.S. Power Squadron .
Don’t let Memorial Day or any other day on the water end in tragedy. Keep safety first
today and every day.
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If you or any family member has been injured in an auto accident, boating accident or
motorcycle accident or any other type of personal injury , it’s important to get an attorney
experienced in these types of cases involved immediately. Call (800) 561-4214 for your
initial free consultation. Steinger, Greene & Feiner Injury Lawyers, personal injury
lawyers in South Florida, can help you determine whether you need a lawyer for any
incident or any personal injury case.
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Recipe of the Month
Blueberry-Strawberry Smoothie Bowl
This smoothie, thick enough to eat with a spoon, is bound to keep you feeling fuller
longer. This one gets its richness and creaminess from avocado, which also provides
fiber and heart-healthy fats.
Ingredients
1/3 cup unsweetened blueberry or pomegranate juice
1/3 cup 2% plain Greek yogurt
3/4 cup fresh blueberries, divided
1/2 ripe peeled avocado
1 cup ice cubes
1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries
1 tablespoon sliced almonds, toasted
How to Make It
Step 1
Place juice, yogurt, half of blueberries, and avocado in a blender; process until well
combined, about 15 seconds. Add ice; process until smooth, about 30 seconds.
Step 2
Pour smoothie mixture into a bowl; top with remaining half of blueberries, strawberries,
and almonds.
Recipe courtesy of CookingLight
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What’s Happening In & Around South Florida
June 1
American Airlines Arena
Miami, FL
June 1
Wharf Around The World
Food & Wine Festival
The Wharf Miami
Miami, FL
June 8
Coral Sky Amphitheatre
West Palm Beach, FL
June 18 – 23
Miami Theater
Miami, FL
June 22
Meyer Amphitheatre
West Palm Beach, FL
June 22 – 23
BB&T Center
Sunrise, FL
June 23
Black Box Theatre
Boca Raton, FL
June 23 – 24
Miami Dade County Expo Center
Miami, FL
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