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Safety Precautions During This Difficult Time

As everyone knows COVID-19 has increased and this is a very difficult time for everyone in many different ways. We want to do our best to help each other during this uneasy time while doing our best to stay safe.  The red cross has posted a list of safety precautions you can take to help […]

Road Rage and How to Avoid it

Road rage can be defined by, “violent anger caused by the stress and frustration involved in driving a motor vehicle in difficult conditions.” In order to avoid road rage:  Avoid aggressive gestures Stay calm and breathe Do your best to keep a healthy distance between you and other drivers on the road Do not compete […]

Drivers Sharing the Road with Bicyclists

“Americans are increasingly bicycling to commute, for exercise, or just for fun. By law, bicycles on the roadway are vehicles with the same rights and responsibilities as motorized vehicles.” The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration listed these tips for drivers sharing the road with bicyclists: Yield to bicyclists as you would motorists and do not […]

Bicycle Safety

As the weather starts to warm up more and more people will be riding their bikes as a good form of transportation and exercise. It is important, especially if you’re sharing roads to remember precautions to be taken to ensure a safe ride.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration “There were 857 bicyclists […]

What To Do During a Tire Blowout

In our last blog post the most important tire maintenance was talked about to avoid safety hazards such as tire blowouts. However, sometimes tire blowouts are unavoidable. “A tire blowout is a rapid loss of tire air pressure that can cause your vehicle to lose control.” NHTSA described what to do if you experience having […]

Proper Tire Maintenance

It is so important to be aware and monitor the part of your car that is actually touching the road you drive on. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration there were “738 total motor vehicle traffic fatalities in 2017 in tire – related crashes”.  The most effective thing you can do to avoid […]

Tips for Keeping your Children Safe and Warm While Traveling

 Follow this list of tips by Healthy Children for keeping your children warm and safe: “Store the carrier portion of infant seats inside the house when not in use. Get an early start. Dress your child in thin layers. Start with close-fitting layers on the bottom, like tights, leggings, and long-sleeved bodysuits. Then add pants […]

Dangers of Winter Weather for Children in Vehicles

Children safety is always a main concern. Extreme temperatures can be dangerous for young children who aren’t able to regulate their temperature as well.   When in the car, problems due to temperature are normally thought of in the terms of a heatstroke. However,  according to NHTSA “winter can be just as deadly for children left in […]

Vehicle Theft Prevention

Vehicle theft is not something many people think about happening often. However the fact is, 3 quarters of a billion vehicles were stolen in 2017 alone adding up to 6 billion dollars. According to NHTSA, “40.9% of locally stolen vehicles are never returned”. Many of these thefts however could be prevented with just a few […]

Teen Driver Safety

Every teen looks forward to the day they earn the freedom of driving. For parents, it may be tough to hand your teen the keys to a car.  Car accidents are still the leading cause of teen deaths. 3,255 teens ages 15-19 were involved in fatal crashes in 2017 alone. It is imperative that we […]