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While the amount of danger from winter weather varies across the country, nearly all Americans, regardless of where they live, are likely to face some type of severe winter weather at some point in their lives. Winter storms can range from a moderate snow over a few hours to a blizzard with blinding, wind-driven snow that lasts for several days. READ MORE >>

Losing control of a car is undoubtedly one of the most frightening experiences behind the wheel. Unfortunately, it is a potential side effect when the temperatures turn frigid and the roads get slick with ice or snow. Remember to be extra cautious while driving below freezing temperature (0⁰ C or 32⁰). READ MORE >>

Distracted Driving is not only texting and driving but it can be anything that causes you to take your eyes off the road. Car accidents while driving distracted is becoming more common than car accidents while intoxicated. Avoiding certain distractions while driving is easy! READ MORE >>

The first thought in all our minds regarding distracted driving is texting while driving. There is NO safety in using your cell phone-period - while driving. This includes talking on the phone, using a navigation system within the phone, texting, social networking and much more. READ MORE >>

  It is always good to eat food and drink plenty of liquids but please don't do this while driving. It puts you in danger as well as others. There are many ways you can avoid eating and drinking while driving. Here are some ways.   Wake up earlier to have breakfast at home before going into work. READ MORE >>

  General distractions, getting lost in thought and daydreaming are the #1 cause of distracted driving accidents. This can be caused by tiredness, thinking about something that is upsetting, road rage, or being under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  To avoid this problem remain conscious of your driving focus. READ MORE >>

The second leading cause of distracted driving accidents is cell phone use behind the wheel. This includes texting, talking, dialing or listening to content while driving. The National Safety Council states that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year. READ MORE >>

  The third leading cause of distracted driving accidents is distraction from outside people, objects or events. If there is an accident on the other side of the road, or fire trucks speeding past, make sure you remain concentrated on the road and drivers in front of you.      READ MORE >>

    According to the CDC, approximately 9 people are killed and over 1,00 people are injured in crashes involving distracted driving every single day in the U.S. As these number rise each year, many states have enacted laws, such as banning texting while driving to help raise awareness of the dangers that distracted driving has. READ MORE >>

  The fifth leading cause of distracted driving accidents is eating and drinking behind the wheel. Even if you are in a rush to a meeting or class, always plan enough time in the morning or evening to eat and drink before you leave.     READ MORE >>

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