Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day safely to avoid incidents

St. Patrick’s Day may have started in Ireland, but it’s celebrated in many places around the world and across the United States, but when drinking becomes a part of the celebrations, things can quickly turn sour if you do not enjoy yourself responsibly. Though it’s important to be careful while driving on any day, if a driver’s focus is thrown because they’re looking forward to – or are thinking back on – an exciting celebration, accidents can happen much more easily. This year, insurance experts and law enforcement personnel alike…

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Super Bowl party hosts should review their insurance ahead of the game

Though many hosts of Super Bowl parties think that the main thing they need to remember is to have enough to eat and drink, there is one thing that they may be forgetting, which is to review their insurance so that they know who is responsible should their guests drink and drive. According to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) as the host of a party, it is not only considered to be appropriate and thoughtful to guests to make sure that guests who will be drinking can either stay over…

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Tips for driving safety in the winter for teens and other new drivers

Every year there are more cars on the roads, meaning that every winter becomes a little bit more treacherous, especially when extreme weather is thrown into the mix. These road conditions can bring about some very unexpected and frightening situations for even the most experienced drivers, let alone the new ones such as teens. Therefore, without experience for guidance, it is important to learn good quality tips to help to avoid accidents. Review the following every year before heading out into inclement weather: • Prepare the vehicle – change to…

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NTSB seeks to make driving while on the phone socially unacceptable

Members of the National Transportation and Safety Board are saying that unless distracted driving is seen as being as socially unacceptable as drinking and driving, the country should expect a dramatic increase in fatal traffic accidents. The distracted driving to which they are referring includes behaviors such as texting, talking on mobile phones, and surfing the internet on a mobile device while behind the wheel of a boat, train, or car, truck, or other vehicle. The NTSB gathered in Washington for the specific purpose of examining the details of a…

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Study shows driving with low blood alcohol level is still unsafe

A study performed by a sociologist at the University of California, San Diego, showed that no amount of blood alcohol – even levels that are well within the legal limit – is safe for drivers. Though the blood alcohol limit for driving within the United States is 0.08 percent, this new study has shown that even drivers who have a very low blood alcohol level and are well inside the legal limit have an increased risk of incapacitating injury and death while behind the wheel. The study was published within…

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