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Is your home at risk of a house fire?

Is your home at risk of a house fire?
The start of the winter heating season is an ideal time to assess potential fire risks in your own home.



Get enough rest before you get on the road

Get enough rest before you get on the road
While electronic devices pose a growing distraction among drivers, a more traditional distraction—drowsiness—still poses a real danger on the road.



Motorists and pedestrians urged to see and be seen

Motorists and pedestrians urged to see and be seen
It’s important to always share the road—especially with pedestrians and bicyclists who have less protection from vehicles.



Distracted driving awareness was focus of 6th annual summit

Distracted driving awareness was focus of 6th annual summit
Drive Smart Virginia wants drivers to get behind the wheel distraction-free.



Be aware: Fall is peak season for deer collisions

Be aware: Fall is peak season for deer collisions
Cool fall weather brings a sharp rise in insurance claims related to collisions with animals, mainly deer, in parts of the U.S. Last year in Virginia, the odds that your vehicle could strike a deer were 1 in 94.



National observance urges teens to drive safely

National observance urges teens to drive safely
Too many teens are dying on roadways, and in response the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will observe National Teen Driver Safety Week Oct. 21-27.



Save when shopping for storm supplies

Save when shopping for storm supplies
With the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season under way, there’s no time like the present to take steps to protect your family and property against severe weather.



Prepare your home for thunderstorms and lightning

Prepare your home for thunderstorms and lightning
Hurricanes often make more headlines during the summer and fall, but the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety Research Center cautions homeowners not to underestimate the destructive force of thunderstorms.



Some bike helmets protect heads better than others

Some bike helmets protect heads better than others
Bicycle helmets have been shown to reduce the risk of head injuries in cycling, but consumers have had little purchasing information until now.



Don’t let heat stress get you down

Don’t let heat stress get you down
Heat stress won’t just slow you down—it also can be deadly.



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