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December 2016 Archives

3 tips for staying safe this New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve can be fun for those headed to parties, and at events, alcohol often makes a debut. Staying safe should be a priority, and even though many young adults feel they face little risk, the truth is that all people are at risk during New Year's Eve, even you. Here are four tips to help keep you safe.

Sickness can impact a driver's skills as severely as drunkenness

The so-called cold and flu season is upon us. Hopefully, you will dodge the bullet this year and not get sick. Most of us know how miserable a bout of the flu or a serious cold can be. And while it is best to stay home and get plenty of rest, sometimes it is necessary to fight through the symptoms and get on with the day's business.

Truck drivers put under pressure to deliver online orders

At no point in history has it been so easy to purchase consumer goods. It is now possible to order virtually any product you desire with the click of a computer mouse or the tap on the screen of a smartphone. And you can typically expect your newly-bought treasure to arrive in a timely fashion. But we may be paying a higher price for these items than you realize.

Number of motor vehicle fatalities soared in first half of 2016

The official release of traffic statistics for the full year of 2016 is likely several months away. However, recently the U.S. Department of Transportation issued a report for the first half of the year that contained some very somber news. According to the report, the first six months of 2016 saw a 10.4 percent increase in traffic fatalities compared to the first six months of 2015. And this marks the highest jump since the 1960's.

What to do if you're involved in a large truck accident

Being involved in any kind of car accident runs the risk of personal injury, even death. That risk increases substantially when there's a significant discrepancy between the size of the vehicles involved in the crash.