Friday, August 27, 2010

Here it is Friday already, and I'm late again with my Family Photo Friday blog.. UGH! This past week I've been looking for things associated with the letter "C".. I think I did okay.
Join me.. add your photos at the bottom of this page.. see if you can do better than I !!
Next week we shall look for the letter "D". This should be interesting.

My flower photos are all Cosmos.. a dainty and yet quite beautiful little flower. They come in all colors..

Monday, August 23, 2010

Seat Belt Law

In accordance with Section 4581 of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code, it is a law in Pennsylvania that:
• All drivers and front seat passengers in vehicles, light trucks and motor homes must wear seat belts.
• If you are transporting passengers age eight (8) or older but less than age 18, they must wear seat belts,
no matter where they are riding in the vehicle.
• If you are a driver under the age of 18, the number of passengers may not exceed the number of seat belts
in the vehicle.
YOU ARE REQUIRED BY LAW TO BUCKLE UP. It makes good sense to wear your seat belt.
Many people believe they would be able to use their arms and legs to stop themselves from hitting the vehicle's
surfaces in a crash, but they are wrong. In a collision, your vehicle stops, but your body keeps moving at the same
speed you were traveling until it hits the instrument panel or windshield. In most crashes, the bodies of the
passengers and drivers hit the vehicle's interior surfaces with several tons of force. This will shatter even the
strongest arms and legs. At 30 mph, this is like hitting the ground from the top of a three-story building. This is why
you cannot catch yourself with your arms. A driver or passenger who is not buckled up, can be killed on impact
even when the vehicle is traveling as slowly as 12 mph.
Only seat belts can safely slow your body. You have only 1/50th of a second to stop your body after the vehicle
crashes. Arms and legs do not work that quickly, but seat belts do. Seat belts slow your body down far more gently
than a hard instrument panel, steering wheel or windshield does. During a crash, fastened seat belts distribute the
forces of rapid deceleration over larger and stronger parts of your body such as the chest, hips and shoulders. Air
bags provide an even greater "ride down" benefit. However, even with an air bag present, a seat belt must be worn.
Seat belts also keep you inside of your vehicle. Your chances of being killed are almost 25 times greater if you are
thrown from your vehicle. Being thrown clear usually means going through the windshield and then landing
somewhere - hard. The forces in a collision can be great enough to fling you as much as 150 feet (about 15 vehicle
lengths). If you land in the street, there is always the chance of being run over while you lie there. Four (4) out of
every five (5) people who were killed by being thrown clear would have lived, if they had been able to stay inside
the vehicle.
Seat belts and air bags save lives. They work best when everyone is buckled and children are properly restrained
in the back seat.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Misplaced photo friday fun

Sorry.. you'll have to scroll down to find today's Family Fun Photo Friday.. Remember next week will be THE LETTER C.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

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the Letter B..Photo Fun Friday

I know.. it's a little late in the day, but laundry and

outside work comes first.. then Photo fun! This week I

was looking at things that begin with the letter B.. I was

impressed with all the Butterflies on my Beautiful

flowers out Back.., But found this one with a Bee... or

Bug.. to enter as my choice..

Next week I'll be looking for the letter C..

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Our new car

I should know better than to go out looking at new cars..
We were looking for a used CRV and ended up with a 2009 KIA Sportage. She's a beauty.. Well, Sportages are really the less expensive version of the CRV in essence, so we did get what we were looking for. The big item was 4WD so we have less risk of getting stranded in the winter.
This car has only 23,000 miles on it, so it's not even broken in yet. We hope to keep it for 9 years as we did the Civic.
Jane inherits the Civic- only 100,000 miles on it and has only had the oil pan replaced and new rear struts put on it.. and a new battery last month. It has another 100,000 to go and will be a super reliable car for her. Tonite I will clean it up and tomorrow we will change the title. Yippee for you too Jane- I know you'll love the Civic as much as I still do.
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