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Safe Driving In Major Cities

While driving in a major city, you are likely to encounter traffic jams, bumper-to-bumper traffic, and large numbers of pedestrians and bicyclists. The following are safe driving tips to help smooth the way and reduce your risk of an accident. Avoid Driving During Rush Hour Peak rush hour traffic typically occurs from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Stay...

Protecting Your Home Through The Seasons

Blazing sun, sub-zero temperatures, or any extreme weather conditions can wreak havoc on your home, but seasonal maintenance can go a long way toward preventing catastrophe. The following are home maintenance checklists for winter, spring, summer, and fall. Winter Home Maintenance Vacuum HVAC registers to remove dust and debris. Flush out water heater to remove built-up sediment. Clean refrigerator coils. Check caulking around showers and...

Keeping Your Car In Good Shape On A Road Trip

A road trip is an American tradition and a great adventure. While you are traveling, your car becomes your home away from home. Many travelers use their cars as a place to eat, a shelter from the elements, and sometimes even a temporary spot to sleep. Even more importantly, you are relying on your vehicle to get you safely from one destination to another. Before...

Avoiding Accidents In Construction Zones

Construction zones introduce a number of hazards, making them especially dangerous locations for motorists. The Federal Highway Traffic Safety Administration (FHTSA) reports that during the past five years, 4,400 people have died and 200,000 have been injured in construction zone crashes alone. How Do Construction Zone Accidents Happen? Rear-end collisions are the most common type of accident in construction zones, as many drivers will slam...

Do I Need Flood Insurance?

You might think you don't need flood insurance if you live in an area that is considered "high and dry." Although some areas are more susceptible to flooding than others, flooding can occur anywhere. With heavy rains, spring thaws, or rapid accumulation of rain after a wildfire, flooding can occur in places that are not generally considered at risk. How Does Flood Insurance Differ from...