Spinal cord injury prevention tips

Always wear a seat belt. Secure or buckle children into age- and weight-appropriate child safety seats.

Do not ride in a car with a driver who is impaired by alcohol or drugs.

Always wear a helmet when riding a bike, motorcycle, scooter or skateboard, in-line skating and roller-skating and horseback riding.

Make sure the water is deep enough before you go in headfirst. Entering feet first is safer than diving.

Place non-slip mats and install grab bars in your bathtub.

Secure banisters and handrails on your stairwell, and use safety gates at the bottom and top of the stairs when young children are around.

Source: The Darrell Gwynn Foundation

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