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    Why do more accidents occur close to home?

    Through the years it has been known that often times car accidents are within only a handful of miles from the drivers home. In fact, one survey showed that 77% of accidents occur within a 15 mile radius of the driver’s home. The question is: Why is this? What factors contribute to this?  Reasons accidents […]

    Spotting drunk driving

    According to the NHTSA, “every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in drunk driving crashes–thats one person every 50 minutes”. “Alcohol is a substance that reduces the function of the brain, impairing thinking, reasoning and muscle coordination. All these abilities are essential to operating a vehicle safely…Because of this risk, it’s illegal in […]

    Winter Driving

    A few posts ago we  talked about refreshing on your winter driving tips/skills and so we thought we would just go ahead and give the reminder! We know a lot more long distance driving is going to occur over the holidays and that the winter months are here. So, here are the things we think […]

    Click it or Ticket!

    The US Department of Transportation announced earlier this month a click it or ticket seat belt enforcement nationally. Their role here is to remind everyone the importance of wearing seat belts.  They have run click it or ticket ads since the 9th and will continue through the 29th of this month. However, enforcement of seat […]

    Holiday Driving Tips

    Thanksgiving is just over two weeks away. This time is one we look forward to all year — time for the holidays and to spend with those we love. This year the holiday may look a little different. However, if you are driving to visit family we know that your drive could be long. We […]

    Election Day Safety

    Election Day is an incredibly important day in our country. This is a day we get to exercise our right to vote. No matter a person’s political stance, it is important to consider safety on this day. Many people are out and some in areas that they aren’t familiar with to cast their ballots. This […]

    Halloween Safety During Covid

    Halloween is always a fun time of the year to get festive and celebrate. However some of those activities may need to be tweaked this year. Halloween might look different but it can still be fun while being celebrated safely. Here is a list of activities outside of trick or treating that can be a […]

    Teen Driving Safety

    This week is NHTSA’s Teen Driving Safety week. “2,121 people were killed in crashes involving a teen driver in 2018” and crashes remain to be the leading cause of teen deaths. This is why NHTSA continues to promote teen driving safety annually. According to the CDC, “per mile driven, teen drivers [aged 16-19] are nearly […]

    Railroad Safety

    According to the National Safety Council there were 7,867 railroad incident injuries and 907 railroad incident deaths in 2019 alone. This number is drastically reduced from years prior but it still proves to be an issue that we need to continue to shed light on.  In fact, the NHTSA has launched a “stop, Trains cant.” […]

    Pedestrian Safety Month

    This October is the National Highway Traffic Safety administration’s first annual pedestrian safety month. Walking and biking have surged as a way for people to get out of their homes during the pandemic. However, as expressed by the NHTSA, “Sadly, as the end of Daylight Saving Time approaches and the nights get longer, the risks […]