Risks Ahead. An average of six teenagers die daily from auto accidents.

Nearly a million teenage drivers were involved in police-reported crashes in 2013, according to AAA. These accidents resulted in 373,645 injuries and 2,927 deaths. An average of six teenagers die daily from auto accidents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, one in four teens is […]

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Keep your eyes on the road – Auto Fleet Risks

Auto Fleet Safety

According to the annual Governors Highway Safety Association Spotlight on Highway Safety Report, there will be a 10% year-to-year increase in the number of pedestrians killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2015. This comes on the heels of a 19% increase from 2009 to 2014, a period in which total traffic deaths decreased by about 4%. […]

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Distracted driving can lead to reckless endangerment

On average, eight people lose their lives every day in the United States due to distracted driving. While mobile phone usage has been linked to distracted driving, these other activities can also significantly elevate risk: Eating and drinking Talking to passengers Grooming Reading, including maps Using a navigation system Watching a video Adjusting a radio, […]

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Risks Ahead. DUI arrests increase on St. Patrick’s Day

DUI arrests increase on St. Patrick’s Day, with years of increased insurance premiums typically following a conviction. Increased car insurance premiums can outstrip the fine for a DUI in Pennsylvania. A first-time offender with a blood alcohol level of less than 0.10% faces a $300 fine and six months of probation, but no license suspension. […]

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Risks Ahead. Did you know? The number of motorists being caught for distracted driving is rising.

A recent report from Pennsylvania’s court system indicates an increasing number of motorists are being caught for distracted driving. 1,140 drivers were cited for texting while driving in 2014. An increasing number of drivers are being cited under a different statute for using headphones while driving. Motorists convicted of texting while driving are required to […]

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Business Auto – Interlock Devices Save Lives

Current ignition interlock technology prevents a vehicle from being started if a driver’s breath registers a certain amount of alcohol. The devices have been used since the 1960s, and in recent years some states have mandated their use for convicted drunk drivers. Future technology could use biometric readings via fingerprint or infrared breath analysis. Support […]

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Risks Ahead. Have you checked your New Year’s Eve Risk Profile lately?

New Year Risks - KMRD

More than 4,000 vehicles are stolen on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau. New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day is the second most deadly day for drivers, according to the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety. Some people believe breaking anything on New Year’s Day could ring in a year […]

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Risks Ahead. Have you checked your Thanksgiving risk profile lately?

The traditional American Thanksgiving dinner includes 3,000 – 4,500 calories. This can lead to “holiday heart syndrome,” which is caused by the combination of alcohol and overeating – often, binge drinking and binge eating – in people with otherwise normal hearts. This leads to supraventricular arrhythmias, typically atrial fibrillation. One glass of red wine amounts […]

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