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Labor Day: Safe Driving Tips

As Labor Day approaches, many are excited for the long weekend and celebrations with family and friends. Labor Day is one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, so it is important to stay safe and plan ahead before you head out on the road. Here are some simple tips to follow before the -->

The Most Dangerous Time to Drive

Driving can be an extremely dangerous in general. However, there are times when driving and being on the road can be more hazardous than others, according to the National Safety Commission. Check it out!: Saturdays According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Saturday is the most dangerous day of the week to be on -->

Holiday Traveling Tips

Do you plan on traveling with your family this holiday season? Follow these safety tips when traveling with little ones!: Before you get to Grandma’s house: Remove any bulky coats before placing your child in a car seat. Use a blanket to keep them warm for a long car ride. Make sure everyone is buckled -->

Winter Driving Safety Tips

As winter approaches and the snow begins to fall, driving can be extremely dangerous depending on road conditions. Help keep our roads safe this winter and follow these driving safety tips for driving in snowy and icy conditions: If the roads conditions are bad, don’t drive at all if you don’t have to! Don’t drive -->

Autumn is the Deadliest Time of Year for Deer and a Danger to Motorists

Approximately half of motor vehicle accidents involving white-tail deer occur from October to December, according to a recent New York Times article. The combination of mating season and hunting season make November the month with the most motor vehicle accidents involving deer. From 2001-2011, motor vehicle collisions involving animals resulted in 2,083 fatalities, according to -->

It’s National Teen Driver Safety Week

This week, communities around the U.S. will spread awareness about teen driver safety. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administraion, car crashes are the number one cause of teen deaths in the U.S. Teens are involved in 3x the number of fatal accidents than all other drivers. As a parent, set a good example -->

Driving Safety Tips for Autumn

As the autumn season approaches us, it’s our last opportunity to enjoy a family road trip before the snow hits and the slippery roads make it difficult to travel. But among the beauty of the colorful trees and crisp nights, come some hazards we should be aware of. Don’t let them ruin your final trip -->

Kids & Seatbelt Safety

Seatbelts have saved more than 69,000 lives from 2006 to 2010. Teens have the lowest rate of seatbelt use. Only 54% of high school students admitted to always wearing a seatbelt when riding with someone else. Wearing a seatbelt could save you and your child’s life. Follow these top safety tips for proper seatbelt use: -->

Vehicle Safety: Know Your Car Inside & Out

As a driver or car owner, get to know your vehicle, inside and out. Do it for your own safety. Monitoring the condition of your vehicle regularly is extremely important and could potentially save your life. Know what to look for when inspecting your vehicle and know the basic maintenance rules of a car. Here -->

Tractor-Trailer Accidents & How To Avoid Them

In 2011, there were over 3,500 deaths as a result of tractor-trailer accidents and 73,000 injuries.  According to the NHTSA, 76% of fatalities from tractor-trailer accidents were the occupants of the passenger vehicle. A traffic accident involving a large commercial truck, such as an 18-wheeler, can have disastrous consequences. Certain known conditions tend to cause -->