For an inexperienced teenaged driver, wrecking the family car is almost a rite of passage. The only way for young drivers to gain experience is by getting behind the wheel and putting miles behind them. Some dangers, though, cannot be …Read More.
Education and Awareness
Tina sits anxiously at the table eating her breakfast. She can hardly contain her nervous energy as she waits for the school bus to arrive. Today is her first day back to school after a long summer break. She’s ready …Read More.
In the mid-1960s, the Beatles jauntily sang about what life would be like “When I’m Sixty-Four.” Now, a half-century later, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are in their 70s, and those who are 64 and older are continuing to increase …Read More.
Indiana linemen work with high-voltage power lines every day as they restore power and maintain lines to prevent outages. But they use personal protection equipment to stay safe. Everyone else should avoid contact with power lines. Large overhead power lines can …Read More.
After a long, cold winter, Hoosiers can’t wait to get outdoors during longer days of sunshine to begin long, put-off chores in the yard. But before heading out with a ladder or a shovel, looking up and down for electric …Read More.
As children, we’re taught simple etiquette, including saying “please” and “thank you.” But, we typically aren’t taught “electricity etiquette.” Is there etiquette for electricity? Many electric cooperatives would say, “Yes!” Not heeding proper rules regarding electricity can lead to serious …Read More.
When winter arrives, Hoosiers are never sure of what to expect. Indiana winters include everything from heavy snows, to freezing rain, to ice storms — and sometimes, all of those in a single day. All of those forms of winter …Read More.
Electrical technology has changed dramatically since the days when power lines first began to appear along Indiana roads and streets. During the early days, it was hard to imagine for many people how electricity would transform our lives. From air …Read More.
Electric power lines are all around us, but most people really don’t know very much about them, says Indiana Electric Cooperatives. “Misconceptions about power lines can put people in serious danger,” says Rick Coons, CEO at Indiana Electric Cooperatives (IEC). …Read More.
Electricity is one of the great conveniences of our time and has become a necessity in our busy modern world. But aside from knowing that Ben Franklin discovered that lightning is made up of electricity, few people really understand what …Read More.