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Driving in conditions that involve strong or heavy wind and rain may not seem like the most pressing safety concern for many drivers, but our safety professionals know that driving in any type of severe weather can significantly increase your risk and potential for a dangerous situation for you, your family and other drivers. READ MORE >>

Follow some of these steps if your vehicle breaks down, and take extra precaution if you are in a busy intersection or on a highway. Getting out of the car at a busy intersection or on a highway to change a tire or check damage from a fender bender is probably one of the worst things you can do. READ MORE >>

Distracted driving is any activity that could divert your attention away from the main task of driving.1 It is something that is both dangerous and disturbingly common. In fact, drivers spend more than half of their time focused on things other than driving. READ MORE >>

In the United States any vehicle that is issued a state registration, or title, is required to be properly insured including motorcycles and recreational (off-road) vehicles Required coverage varies from state to state, but typical examples consist of: Basic liability coverage, Collision coverage, Comprehension including fire and theft. READ MORE >>

Knowing the causes of home water damage and signs of a problem can help prevent long-term problems. According to the Insurance Industry Institute, water damage accounts for billions of dollars in losses to homeowners and renters each year. It is also responsible for about 25 percent of all property insurance claims. READ MORE >>

Choosing the right employees to drive for your company is the most basic element in your company's fleet safety program. Driver behavior is responsible for 90% of all highway accidents.¹ In 2012 a national survey determined that on-the-job crashes cost American business $275.6 billion. READ MORE >>

When it comes to running a small business, workplace injuries can have a huge impact on operations. This is especially true when the injury results in an employee absence. Consider a small business that may employ only three people: That business is losing one-third of its workforce. READ MORE >>

Fall and winter driving conditions can be prime time for accidents involving skidding or losing control. Ice and snow are common hazards that often come to mind. Fallen leaves, wet roadways and sand and gravel used to treat icy and snowy conditions can also increase the risks of tires losing their grip on the road’s surface. READ MORE >>

Preparing your home for winter is an important annual ritual for homeowners. For instance, did you know that adding insulation in your attic before winter arrives can help prevent ice dams this winter? READ MORE >>

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