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Dangers of Spring Driving

Why spring driving is dangerous With winter fading into the background and better weather all around, you’d think the roads would finally be safe again. This isn’t always the case. Rainy days and flooding Spring rain brings slippery road conditions … Continue reading

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What should you do when an emergency vehicle approaches?

What should you do when an emergency vehicle approaches with lights and siren? Pull over, right? What if you can’t? Both new and more experienced drivers have heard the same basic message when it comes to driving with approaching emergency … Continue reading

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Road Icing: Safety Tips to Remember

Wait for conditions to improve. The best way to avoid an accident on an icy road is to simply stay off the roads until the threat passes. Nothing can inconvenience you more than a wreck! Take it slow! High speeds … Continue reading

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Road Icing: You are at Risk

Accidents on icy roads kill at least twice the number of people annually than all other severe weather hazards COMBINED (tornadoes, hurricanes, lightning, floods, high winds). Annual injuries number well into the thousands, with many millions in property damage. See … Continue reading

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Holiday Road-Trip Survival Tips

Are you and your family planning to drive to a holiday get-together this year? Whether you’re heading to Grandma’s cottage or a favorite vacation spot to celebrate holidays with family or friends, AAA has simple tips to help make your … Continue reading

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Funeral Processions and the Right-of-Way

Funeral Processions and the Right-of-Way By Gary L. Wickert and Nicole M. Ways | July 3, 2014 On June 16, 2014, a Virginia man was pulled over by the police for running a red light while driving in a funeral procession. … Continue reading

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Understand the term DUI

It’s a simple fact: drinking and driving kills people. Driving after drinking alcohol is known as Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). All 50 states have now set .08% Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) as the legal … Continue reading

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Why driving in the fall can be dangerous!

Weather conditions can be unpredictable in the fall. A bright, beautiful afternoon can turn rainy and cold in minutes. And with days getting shorter, you could find yourself commuting to or from work in darkness. Back-to-school traffic Fall means back … Continue reading

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Traveling with Cats!

SEPTEMBER IS HAPPY CAT MONTH! Going on a trip with a cat is a daunting thought for many people (and cats). Especially since most car rides with cats aren’t to fun places like the park or pet superstore. No, most … Continue reading

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SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL BABY SAFETY MONTH!!

September is National Baby Safety Month.  Car seat safety is also an extremely important parental responsibility. For the best protection, keep your baby in a rear-facing child safety seat in a back seat for as long as possible. As of … Continue reading

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