Ten Ways Parents Can Help Keep Children Safe This Summer

summer fun poolSchool is ending for the year in cities throughout the country and summer will be an exciting time for kids.  What are your child’s plans?  Will he or she be spending time home alone or going to local parks and swimming pools with friends?  Actor Tim Kang from the CBS show The Mentalist has partnered with The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to let parents know the ten things they can do to help keep their children safe this summer.

 

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PA Texting Law

texting drivingPennsylvania's new law prohibiting text-based communication while driving took effect at 12:01 a.m. on March 8, making texting while driving a primary offense carrying a $50 fine.

"Your most important job when behind the wheel is to focus only on driving. Most people would never close their eyes for five seconds while driving, but that's how long you take your eyes of the road, or even longer, every time you send or read a text message," PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. "It's not just your own life you're risking; it's the lives and safety of every motorist around you."

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Online Tax Scams

onlinetaxesIn the old days, tax scammers worked the old-fashioned way: they stole your paper tax return out of your mailbox. With millions of people moving to online filing every year, it's not exactly surprising that the scammers have likewise moved online. So how can you avoid having your personal information compromised or stolen by an Internet identity thief?

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Going on vacation?

East Lansdowne Police provides security checks of all properties within our jurisdiction. If you’re going to be away from your property for a period of time and would like to request that police check on your home or business, fill out a request form here.

Over NIght Parking

All vehicles parked on East Lansdowne roadways between the hours of 3am and 6am need to have a permit affixed to them or receive a temporary pass. Learn more in this section.

Ordinances

Local Ordinances are used by many towns to encourage residents and businesses to keep their property and daily events safe and enjoyable for all. Learn more about East Lansdowne Ordinances here.