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Drowsy Driving: Is It Really So Bad?

Slow reaction times. Drifting from lane to lane. Traveling at inappropriate speeds. No, we’re not talking about drunk driving. We’re actually talking about drowsy driving. While many of us may think it’s perfectly normal ‒ or just a part of life ‒ to get behind the wheel when we feel sleepy, it’s a serious problem on our roadways. Each year, there are thousands of drowsy-driving-related...

How to Prevent Catalytic Converter Theft

We’ve all heard stories of car break-ins where thieves target a purse, stereo system or other valuables left inside the vehicle. But recently, a new type of automotive crime is on the rise: catalytic converter theft. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, there were 1,298 catalytic converter thefts reported in 2018. By the end of 2020, that number had climbed to 14,433 – a...

What You Should Know About Common Household Poisons

Each year, more than 2 million poisonings are reported to poison control centers across America. And according to the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), more than 90% of those poisonings occur at home. To help you identify any potential poison risks in your home – and know what to do if a poisoning occurs – here’s what you should know about common household poisons....

19 Things You Should Never Leave In Your Car

Sometimes, it’s easy to feel like you’re living out of your car. You drive to and from work. Shuttle the kids around. Get groceries. Run errands… The list goes on. With all this busyness, your car can become a catch-all for everything you need throughout the day. But using your car as a temporary storage space is a bad habit to get into. Not only...

What to Know About Ice Storms: Causes, Effects and Safety

In many places, dealing with winter weather like snow, sleet and ice is a normal part of life. But there’s a less common type of winter storm that can cause significant damage no matter where you live: ice storms. Unlike a winter storm or blizzard that brings high winds and heavy snowfall, an ice storm results in the accumulation of ice on outdoor surfaces –...

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