Archive for Accidents

Be Prepared for an Emergency

What should you keep in your vehicle in case of an emergency? Most drivers keep a spare tire and a jack, but did you know there are several more items for safety that you should keep in your vehicle as well?

Drivers should always carry a first-aid kit, a blanket, bottled water, a gas can, and flares in their vehicle at all times. The need for a first-aid kit, gas can, and flares are obvious, but what about the blanket and bottled water? If you were to become stranded on cold night in the middle of nowhere and your vehicle was out of gas, the blanket would come in handy to keep you warm until help arrives. The bottled water in case you become stranded in a hot or desert type of area.

Always consider safety and keep these standard items in your vehicle in case of an emergency. As the old adage goes, better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it.

Driving while on the internet?

In a new survey of nearly 900 motorists, State Farm Insurance found that the use of mobile Web services has increased dramatically in the last two years. The data showed that, for all drivers, accessing the Internet while on a cell phone increased from 13 percent in 2009 to 18 percent in 2011, and from 29 percent to 43 percent for drivers 18 to 29. Ironically, the study also showed that texting while driving remained flat or decreased in most instances, perhaps due to the increasing number of states that ban texting. “Calls from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and others to ban cell phones are focusing now on both texting and Web use while driving. The mobile Web is a growing issue for safety advocates concerned about distractions while driving,” said David Beigie, State Farm public affairs vice president.

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Death and Injuries from destracted driving

Mobile devices today have made it easier than ever to stay connected. Texting, tweeting or checking email are all everyday occurrences for most Americans. But combine any of these seemingly harmless activities with driving and you have a recipe for disaster. Distracted driving is an epidemic that is sweeping through our country, claiming lives and destroying families. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and a great time for all of us to let that call go to voice mail and learn how we can prevent these senseless tragedies.

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