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10 Safety Tips for National ATV Safety Week

National ATV Safety Week is June 6-14.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has ten safety tips to help ensure a safe summer.

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City of Grand Rapids Survey Seeks Input to Improve Bicycle Safety

Spring is here, cyclists have hit the streets and Grand Rapids is aiming to make the roads safer for those riding bikes.

A new survey asks for community input to help develop an outreach campaign to reduce the number of bicycle/vehicle accidents.

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Time to Spring Forward This Weekend [Infographic]

Remember to set those clocks forward Saturday night as daylight saving time returns at 2 a.m. EST Sunday.

With the change, it is going to be lighter sooner. That means changes in routines a bit, whether that's driving, bicycling or walking.

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Michigan Records Safest Hunting Season, No Fatal Accidents in 2014

The Michigan DNR reports that Michigan recorded no fatalities during all hunting seasons in 2014. It is the first time no fatalities have been recorded over an entire year of hunting in Michigan.

Ten hunting incidents involving injuries were recorded in Michigan in 2014. Nine in the Lower Peninsula and one in the Upper Peninsula. 

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Kentwood Fire Department Offers Holiday Safety Tips

Cooking, Christmas trees, candles and holiday decorations all contribute to seasonal home fires.

The Kentwood Fire Department shares tips to keep you and your family safe this holiday season.

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Time to Fall Back, Drive More Carefully [Poll/Infographic]

Remember to set those clocks back Saturday night as daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. EDT Sunday.

After the change, it will be darker sooner, making driving more dangerous with bicyclists and pedestrians more difficult to see.

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Use Fireworks and Campfires Safely Over Independence Day Weekend

The National Fire Protection Association reports that in an average year there are more fires reported on the 4th of July than on any other day.

Fireworks account for 40% of those fires.

Remember to use caution around fireworks and campfires over the holiday weekend.

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Pool Safety Tips

Have fun and stay cool in the pool this summer!

Stay safe too.

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Consumers Energy Honors two Grand Rapids Students

Consumers Energy has recognized the artistic talents of students at Dickinson elementary and Immaculate Heart of Mary school in Grand Rapids by featuring their drawings about electric and natural gas safety into its 2013-14 kids safety calendar.

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Is Eating While Driving Dangerous? Do You Eat And Drive? [Polls]

Cell phones get a lot of attention for distracting drivers, but cell phones are only the beginning of a long list of distractions.

Eating in the car is a common distraction, but is it dangerous?

Do you eat while driving?

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Lake Michigan Rip Currents Very Dangerous [Video]

It's been a tough summer, safety wise, in Lake Michigan.  Several drownings or near-drownings with the Coast Guard called out numerous times for search and rescue.

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It’s Time to Think About Home and Garden Safety

The warm weather is here. It's time to get things done around the house. Here in Grand Rapids we've already had a bumper crop of grass to mow, and other home and yard projects are beckoning to be done.

Keeping the whole family safe while the house is transformed into a construction zone

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