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What steps can I take to prevent accidents?

Accidents, such as falls, sports injuries, fires and car accidents, are a leading cause of death. In many cases, these can be prevented with common sense. Don’t drive while intoxicated, distracted or tired and wear a seatbelt at all times. Install smoke detectors at home and plan an escape route in case of fire or other emergency. Take precautions when using ladders or working on the roof. Spend a little time planning for safety in all activities.

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