Football season is upon us, and that means tailgating too! Here are some tips to make sure your tailgating time isn't ruined: -Store and Cook Food Properly-whether you’re grilling hot dogs or serving steak, cook and store foods properly to help avoid food poisoning, cross-contamination or spoilage. Before you get to the game, store raw meat separately from ready-to-eat foods, like fruits and veggies. -Be sure to use your grill safely- A hot grill can be a fire hazard, so be prepared with a fire extinguisher. It’s also a good idea to have a first aid kit on hand. Keep the extinguisher nearby while grilling, and make sure children and pets are a safe distance from the grill at all times. And, never leave a grill unattended. -Tackle Your Trash- Leaving garbage on the ground or parking lot is not only irritating to other tailgaters, it can also be a potential hazard. Clean up your tailgating area before you head into the stadium. Be sure to pack heavy-duty trash bags before you leave home, says The Kitchn. Know where you can recycle cans, bottles and other recyclables, and have a way to safely pack up leftovers.
It's back to school time around the DMV. For bus riders, here are some safety tips from the NHTSA:
At the bus stop: Stay at least 6 feet away from the curb. Do not run around while waiting.
Getting on and off the bus: Wait for the bus to stop completely and for the door to open. Only get on or off the bus once the driver says it is OK. Once seated, always face forward. Use seat belts when they are available, says the NSC.
Near the bus: Do not cross behind a school bus. If you need to cross in front of the bus, make sure you are at least 10 feet in front of the bus before crossing. Tell the driver if you drop something near the bus. Do not lean down to pick it up, as the bus driver may not be able to see you.