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Top 10 Tips for Winter Weather Driving

Top 10 Tips for Winter Weather Driving

Winter weather driving means new risks on the road. Whether you’re headed to the mountains for the weekend and snow is in the forecast, or you’re about to set off on a road trip in heavy rain and windy conditions, our tips will help you drive safely.

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Teen Driver Safety Week

Teen Driver Safety Week

Did you know that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 15- to 19-year-olds in the United States? In 2014, there were 2,679 teen drivers involved in fatal crashes, and more than 120,000 teens were injured on the road. In fact, teen drivers are involved in three times as many fatal accidents as all other drivers. One major factor that increases the risk of a crash is impaired driving, which includes alcohol and drug use, as well as distraction, fatigue, and strong emotions. Teen drivers also crash because they are inexperienced at judging gaps in traffic and adjusting driving speed for road and weather conditions.

This year, National Teen Driver Safety Week is October 16-22 and a great opportunity to start a conversation with your teen driver about the rules of the road. The many dangers of driving include distracted driving, alcohol use, excessive speeding, driving with extra passengers, and forgetting to buckle up. Research shows that many teens understand they are vulnerable and are aware of the many risks and responsibilities of driving. The most effective way to share safety messages with your teen driver is to focus on the positive actions they can take to be safe on the road.

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Tips for Driving with Pets

Tips for Driving with Pets

Most dogs enjoy taking a drive and getting out of the house. If you’re a pet owner who likes to travel with your furry friend, here are some tips for keeping them safe and happy. Even if your pet doesn’t like the car, they still have to go to the vet right?

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Cars don’t come with pet seat belts, so it is important to think about your pet’s safety while riding in the car. Just like children, they are dependent on us to keep them safe.

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