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Be careful this Halloween

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Be very careful this Halloween, stay visible and stay safe!   It's Getting Riskier to Walk and Bike After Dark Just in time for Halloween: The last decade has seen a gruesome rise in nighttime traffic fatalities for walkers and bike riders, with no conclusive explanation. https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/its-getting-riskier-to-walk-and-bike-after-dark/ar-AAJDd9a?ocid=spartanntp
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Distracted Driving and your Teen

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Distracted driving is the cause of more than half of teen crashes – many of them fatal. Understand what causes distracted driving and how to talk to your teen about it to keep them 100% focused while behind the wheel.    Distracted Driving, Teens, and What You Need to Know Distracted driving definition, examples, and stats. Teen distracted driving. How does distracted driving affect car insurance? What you need to know. https://www.thebalance.com/distracted-driving-teens-2645865
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Teen Driving Statistics

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 Being the parent of a new teen driver is stressful! Here's a look at how teens drive today and the risks they face so you can promote safer driving habits with them. Facts + Statistics: Teen drivers | III Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teens according to the Centers for Disease Control's Teen Driver Fact Sheet. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1,830 drivers between the ages of 15 to 20 died in motor vehicle crashes in 2017, down 4 percent from 1,916 in 2016. ​ https://www.iii.org...
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Chimney Safety Overview

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 If your home has a fireplace, autumn would be a great time to schedule an inspection and/or cleaning with a licensed professional! Learn more about chimney safety here. Chimney Safety Overview - Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) Learn how to safely operate your chimney and fireplace, how chimney fires occur, and how to troubleshoot a non-working fireplace. https://www.csia.org/chimneysafety.html
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What is your fire escape plan?

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Make a family fire-escape plan - Pemco.com Blog Enter some description here... https://pemco.com/blog/family-fire-escape-plan
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September is National Preparedness Month

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National Preparedness Month, is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning now and throughout the year. Check out the website for information and resources so you are "Prepared, Not Scared."  National Preparedness Month | Ready.gov National Preparedness Month, is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning now and throughout the year. https://www.ready.gov/september
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Sizzle Safely!

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Did you know outdoor grills cause about 10,000 house and brush fires every year in the U.S.? Follow these guidelines to stay safe! Grill away from deck railings, covered porches and branches.  Never let kids and pets play near a hot grill.  Check gas lines for leaks before lighting gas grills.  Keep grates and grease trays clean.  For charcoal grills, don't add starter fluid until after you've lit the grill.  Cool coals completely and dump in a covered metal can. Grilling safety and insurance | III https://www.iii.org/a...
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How Long Should You Warm Up Your Car in Cold Weather?

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Cold weather, how long do you need to warm up the car?  How Long Should You Warm Up Your Car in Cold Weather? Upon staring up my car, it’s a relief once all the lights go off, but one light seems to take a little longer to go out—the engine temperature light. Should I start driving? Am I doing any damage by not letting my car warm up? https://repairpal.com/let-car-warm-up-before-driving?stat=010184
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Look up your car to see if there are any recalls

Look up your car to see if there are any recalls
 Stay Safe and see if you have any recalls for your vehicle. Recalls Look-up by VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/
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Keep Your Online Holiday Shopping Safe - Consumer Reports

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Stay Safe this holiday, great advice from Consumer Reports.  Keep Your Online Holiday Shopping Safe - Consumer Reports As online shopping picks up, so does cybercrime. Consumer Reports offers easy steps you can take to protect your bank account and credit card accounts.   https://www.consumerreports.org/online-shopping/keep-your-online-holiday-shopping-safe/
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Great Article about Daylight Saving Time Fast Facts

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 Here's a great piece on Daylight Saving Time. Daylight Saving Time Fast Facts - CNN Enter some desThe clocks fall back an hour this Sunday, meaning everyone gets a much-needed extra 60 minutes of sleep when 2 a.m. becomes 1 a.m. ​ https://www.cnn.com/2013/08/22/world/daylight-saving-time-fast-facts/
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What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Teen Drivers

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 Great article on what Parents can to to help their teen drivers. What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Teen Drivers - Consumer Reports In this report on protecting teen drivers, Consumer Reports offers these practical tips for guiding teen drivers through dangerous years. https://www.consumerreports.org/teen-driving/what-parents-can-do-to-protect-teen-drivers/
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How to Secure Your Dorm Room

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Great article on tips for securing your dorm room. How to Secure Your Dorm Room | SafeWise Find everything you need to keep your dorm room safe and secure. See SafeWise recommendations for a safe, security camera, laptop lock, and more, including smart safety devices. https://www.safewise.com/blog/dorm-room-security/
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Sharing the Road

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 Road Rules 101: Turning right across a bike lane

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September is National Preparedness Month

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Experts suggest these steps as a good place to begin:

  • Create a family communication emergency plan
  • Have a survival kit for three days in your car, home and office
  • Know where your gas, electric and water shut-offs are and how to use them
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Equifax Breach and Identity Protection

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Here’s a link you might find helpful in understanding the recent Equifax breach and some action items for you to consider.

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Safeguard Your Identity

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With summer just around the corner many people are planning vacations and preparing to travel. Traveling can be a time when risk of identity theft increases since we use credit cards frequently. Identity theft is a serious crime that is increasing at an alarming rate. About 1 in 7 U.S. residents over age 16 was a victim in 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Misusing someone's credit card account is the most common kind of identity theft. According to a recent survey compiled by the US Federal Trade Commission, more than 3 m...
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Have a Teen Ready to Drive? Consider This Contract

Have a Teen Ready to Drive? Consider This Contract
Parents often have a lot of questions about when their teens are ready to drive. This is a personal situation that every family needs to consider for each of their children. Some may be ready at an older or younger age than others, depending on their level of maturity and responsibility. Before your teen takes the wheel, it is important to discuss not just the mechanics of how to drive, but also all of the responsibilities, consequences and costs associated with driving. Establishing clear agreements about the rules and responsibilities will he...
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Who Will You Dedicate Your Pledge To?

Who Will You Dedicate Your Pledge To?
Driving Under the Influence of Electronics Act Nationwide, 43 states have passed laws to prohibit drivers from texting. In Washington State, lawmakers recently approved Senate Bill 5289 , Driving Under the Influence of Electronics Act . This new legislation which will go into effect in 2019 forbids the use of a handheld device and all video watching while a car is moving or briefly stopped. The fine will increase to $245 on the second offense, and distracted driving will be reportable to insurance companies on the first offense, like any other ...
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Distracted Driver Awareness Month

Distracted Driver Awareness Month
​ APRIL is Distracted Driver Awareness Month , a good time to consider facts about distracted driving . Here are a few collected from recent studies: Drivers are four times more likely to crash if using a cell phone, whether or not it is hands-free. Drivers talking on cell phones can miss seeing up to 50% of their driving environments, including pedestrians and red lights. A National Safety Council review of the science  concludes that "hands-free devices offer no safety benefit when driving." New studies show that using voice-to-text is m...
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