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Recycle batteries to stop fires, help planet

By agent, batteries, blaze, damage, danger, e-cigarettes, environment, fire, Fire Prevention, garbage, greeting cards, hazardous, household, independent, Insurance, laptops, lithium-ion, mail-in, mini explosion, prevent, protect, recycle, recycling, stream, trash, truck, waste
lithium-ion-batteries

Lithium-ion batteries store lots of power in a small, lightweight format, making them a popular component of consumer products from laptops to e-cigarettes. Unfortunately, few of us consider how to dispose of batteries when we are finished with them, and the results may be fueling one of the biggest emerging problems in the world of waste: fires.

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The hidden effect of COVID-19 on fleet safety

By agent, alcohol, Business Insurance, car, commercial, COVID-19, crash, crash rate, driver, drug, faster, fatality, fleet, independent, Insurance, maintenance, manage, manager, miles, Pandemic, pools, private, re-evaluate, road, safe, safety, Safety Tips, seat belt, service, traffic, truck, unsafe, van
fleet-safety

If you’ve driven a motor vehicle since COVID-19 restrictions were initiated in March 2020, you’ve undoubtedly noticed fewer vehicles on the road. You might think this would result in a reduction in overall auto crash rates in general and fatality rates in particular. Unfortunately, it appears just the opposite is happening. While actual miles driven have declined, crash and fatality rates have increased.

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Your safety rides on your tires

By age, agent, car, driver, gauge, highway, independent, Insurance, maintain, monitor, NHTSA, owner, passenger, pressure, prevent, protect, recall, replace, safety, Safety Tips, sidewall, tire, traffic, tread, truck, van, vehicle, wear
tire-pressure

You and your passengers depend on your tires for a secure ride. Stay safe and save money by regularly maintaining your tires.

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What to do when buying a new or used car

By agency, buy, buying, car, collision, comprehensive, coverage, deductible, endorsement, gap, independent, injury, Insurance, lease, liability, loan, model, new, Personal Insurance, policy, purchase, replacement, truck, used, value, van, vehicle, vehicle identification number, VIN, year
buying-a-new-or-used-car

Congratulations on your new car! Purchasing a new vehicle is exciting, and insurance isn’t normally the first thing on your mind. When you finally think of it, you may be overwhelmed and not sure what to do. Here are some tips.

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What to do when buying a new or used car

By agency, buy, buying, car, collision, comprehensive, coverage, deductible, endorsement, gap, independent, injury, Insurance, lease, liability, loan, model, new, Personal Insurance, policy, purchase, replacement, truck, used, value, van, vehicle, vehicle identification number, VIN
buying-a-new-or-used-car

Congratulations on your new car! Purchasing a new vehicle is exciting, and insurance isn’t normally the first thing on your mind. When you finally think of it, you may be overwhelmed and not sure what to do. Here are some tips.

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New test for distracted driving: Textalyzers

By accident, agent, auto, automobile, breathalyzer, call, car, cell, charge, civil, distracted, Distracted Driving, drive, driver, driving, independent, Insurance, liberties, phone, police, prevent, privacy, protect, rights, roadside, search, test, text, textalyzer, ticket, truck, vehicle
distracted-driving-textalyzers

Lawmakers in a handful of cities and states are considering allowing police to use devices called textalyzers to test for suspected cell phone use at the scene of car accidents.

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Smartphones: The distraction is killing us

By accident, accidents, agent, bicyclist, car, cell, cognitive, collide, collision, crash, crashes, daydreaming, device, distract, distracted, Distracted Driving, distracting, distraction, drinking, drive, driver, driving, eating, electronic, fatal, fatality, grooming, hands, independent, injure, injured, injury, Insurance, killed, manual, motor, motorist, pedestrian, phone, reading, safe, safety, smartphone, text, texting, truck, van, vehicle, video, visual
distraction-smartphone-distracted-driving

The advent of the smartphone has brought with it a deluge of texting and other distractive behavior while driving a vehicle. Distraction is not confined to the young and restless – we see people of all ages, genders and backgrounds using phones when they should be driving.

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Deadline update: Commercial fleets must replace paper logbooks

By accountability, agent, capture, carrier, citation, citations, commercial, compliance, data, device, devices, dispatch, ELD, electronic, enforce, enforced, enforcement, federal, fleet, FMCSA, independent, Insurance, log, logging, logs, Loss Control, mandate, motor, out of service, paper, paperwork, penalty, regulation, review, rule, safe, safety, smartphone, tablet, truck, vehicle
ELD-fleets-replacing-paper-logbooks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has mandated that certain commercial vehicles use an electronic logging device (ELD) instead of paper logbooks. Previously announced regulations that took effect in December 2017 will be strictly enforced effective April 1, 2018.

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