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Parking Safety

A KnowTheFundamentals Article: When parking your vehicle anywhere, but especially around schools in crowded urban areas, remember the fundamentals regarding safe habits.  Take the few moments to keep everyone around you in a safe circumstance.  Remember, it’s not just your safety

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NYC DOT Signage Reminder

The NYC Department of Transportation understands that “Reckless Driving Kills” and has gone to the trouble and expense of reminding their drivers every day. It’s common practice with companies and corporations to remind their personnel of the importance of safety

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What is an Accident?

A KnowTheFundamentals Article What really happens when two people collide?  Was it truly unavoidable as in a ‘pure accident’, or was one party, perhaps both parties acting in a negligent manner? Accidents typically happen when someone is doing something they

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Video Demonstration of ped, bike and vehicle dangers.

This is a must watch for everyone, not just those who take safety seriously but those who think that they can just meander through the city with only their own concerns at the center. What is noted here is that

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Should safety be taught in school?

In elementary school we are taught the basics of math, history, language, science, music and other things. Even safety is modestly addressed, but in my opinion not near enough to ensure that everyone is on the same page, and to

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Our basic pedestrian safety QUIZ

Don’t be shy, it’s only 6 questions and very easy. Always look for the most safe answer and you should get a perfect score. It’s purpose it to help you understand when you do take a risk, you’ll know you

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What’s so hard to understand?

It surprises me when I see a car parked on a sidewalk or pedestrians having a conversation in the street or bike lane. Why is it so hard for some people to understand that there are areas built specifically for

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Welcome to Know The Fundamentals blog. Our mission is to find avenues for adults to teach children the fundamentals of safety, so they may have a lifetime free of tragic events. By instilling safe attitudes at a younger age, when they begin to drive, have families, or just live, they can pass on their knowledge through their example.

As an adult city dweller, you know that you have to keep alert to navigate the city safely. With years of experience on how to judge distance and speed, you're probably very good at it. Now imagine a child, who has little to no experience walking around our busy streets. Sounds dangerous, doesn't it? Take the time to teach them well, and if you're not a parent and don't have children, set a good example to those you see. Your example will probably save someone's life, at some point in their life.

Sidewalks, curbs, crosswalks, bicycles, vehicles, seniors, adults, parents and children, all interacting in real time. But children do not know the rules, so take the time to teach them well, and in the process enhance the quality of your relationship by engaging them through open communication about all sorts of topics. Know, and teach, the fundamentals. The challenge is yours, and that of a healthy community.

Teach your children the basics of safety and life, to give them the foundation for a positive, healthy and safe future. You love them, right? They deserve it, correct?

By teaching your child the basics of safety, you'll find that they will interact with others in a more considerate way. This will in turn help them become successful adults. With children lies the opportunity to help them with their foundation of knowledge. If you wait too long, the consequences may be too much to bear.
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