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The National Safety Council estimates 398 people may be killed during the 2019 Labor Day holiday weekend. Don't be one of them. There are many ways we can all be safer on the roads this weekend and every time we turn on our vehicles. With the average American logging 13,476 miles on the road each year (Federal Highway Administration), road safety is no joke. READ MORE >>

We hate to break it to you, but your car needs an emergency kit at all times of the year. The good news is that after building your kit, it's easy to make some simple swaps for summer and winter and to regularly replace items that have expiration dates. So what do you absolutely need in your kit? READ MORE >>

Yes, bridges freeze before roads. You know to stay home during really bad weather and to drive slowly, but this is New England. If you want to survive, your winter driving skills need to go beyond basic driver's ed. Isn't it time you improved your driving skills when it comes to winter weather? READ MORE >>

Let me guess, you know you should have an emergency kit in your car, but you've never gotten around to it? You think about it while driving, but by the time you've exited your car, fed the kids, walked the dog, paid the bills, meditated on how not to get angry at the office intern, your lack of an emergency kit has completely slipped your mind. READ MORE >>

Rhode Island is the latest state to ban the use of handheld cell phones while driving. From June 1st onwards, if you're caught driving with a cell phone in hand, you face up to a $100 fine. The good news is that Rhode Island is serious about safety and really isn't out to increase revenue. READ MORE >>

Have you seen the bumper sticker, "Check Twice, Save a Life" recently? Being aware of motorcycles while driving is a must, but it can be hard when most of us are conditioned and taught to look only for larger vehicles.  If you're not a biker, understanding the risks for those riding is a serious challenge. READ MORE >>

ARE YOU READY FOR SUNDAY?! WE ARE!   Get your jerseys out, polish the flatscreen, order your buffalo wings, grab some six packs, choose a team for the Puppy Bowl (you know you love it), and DESIGINATE A SOBER DRIVER!    Do not plan on driving Sunday evening and do not let your friends drive either. READ MORE >>

You've probably heard the saying, "If you don't like the weather in New England, just wait a minute, it will change." Indeed, New England is known for unpredictable weather, and the extreme changes in temperatures bring their own risks to buildings, the roads, and your overall safety. READ MORE >>

Winter Driving Tips It's that time of year again, we've already seen snow and some of us have had to break out the ice scrapers before heading out to work in the morning.  What steps can you take to keep yourself and the people you care about safer when driving in the winter?  READ MORE >>

If you're a die-hard Black Friday shopper, you've had all of this planned out for over a month.  You know the best deals and the exact percentage of savings on each item, you have a map of the store and a plan of attack.  You even have your Black Friday outfit ready to go and your K cups and favorite travel mug already stuck in the Keurig machine. READ MORE >>

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