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Holiday Fire Safety Tips

While the holidays are a time of family fun, they are also a time for fire and other safety hazards, as well. According to the National Fire Protection Association, there are nearly 47,000 fires a year during the winter holidays. These fires cause more than $550 million in property damages, 2,200 injuries, and 50 deaths. What causes so many of these fires? It’s mainly because of the increased use of candles, fireplaces, and highly combustible decor.

 

Here are some steps you can take to increase fire safety in your home or business and reduce the risk of a damaging and potentially deadly fire.

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Are Left-Hand Turns Really That Dangerous?

You may have been told in driving school that whenever possible to avoid left-hand turns. Based on accident studies over the years, it’s even suggested by some car safety experts to plan your driving routes to minimize or even eliminate left-hand turns. What makes left-hand turns so dangerous?

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Protect Your Bar or Restaurant With An Affordable Surveillance System

Have you considered purchasing a surveillance system for your bar or restaurant? You may have thought the cost too high for you to afford. The great news is that surveillance systems cost less than you think. The potential savings to your business could also be more than you think. Read more

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6 Tips for Motorcycle Safety

Motorcycles can be a lot of fun, but riding them can also be dangerous. According to the National Safety Council, although motorcycles account for only 0.7% of all vehicle miles in the U.S., motorcycle riders are 14% of all traffic fatalities. To prevent serious injuries or even death, there are many precautions you can take. Here are 6 tips for motorcycle safety. Read more

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Ensuring Your Teen’s Driving Safety

Teen driving safety is an extremely important topic to discuss with your teenager when he or she is about to reach driving age. Besides the obvious advice to follow all traffic rules and to not drive distracted, there are other important steps to take when it comes to safe driving for your teen. Read more

Rear ended Toyota Camry totaled in Easthampton, MA

What happens to the car in front of a SUV that is texting

This recently happened in our area. Someone was texting while driving and not paying attention. The driver of the offending vehicle did not brake at all, they were on the phone – 100% full impact to this Toyota shown below. The tow truck operator told the victim they were VERY lucky the rear end crumpled like it did or he […]

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Are Driverless Cars the Future?

Will driverless cars save lives and insurance premiums? Read more

Teen driver with one hand on the wheel and one talking on the phone

4 Tips on How to Get Teens to Take Driving Seriously

Learning to drive is a rite of passage for many teens. Driving brings excitement and new opportunities for independence. The downside of the new experience is teaching teens the real dangers of driving while distracted. Increasing awareness of the serious consequences of texting, talking on the cell phone or other forms of distraction is crucial. Read more