Winter Driving Tips

In addition to the basic safe driving habits we practice all year long — buckling up, driving alert and sober, and driving at a safe and legal speed — there are special precautions that need to be followed during the winter months.
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Staying Warm and Safe: Tips for Safely Using Supplemental Heating

Low temperatures often lead to higher energy cost, so homeowners may be using supplementary heating sources, such as space heaters, woodstoves, and fireplaces, to offset heating bills. These alternative heating sources, if not used properly, can contribute to an increased risk of fire, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). Here are some tips for safely using supplemental heating.
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What's an "Ice Dam"?

What is an 'ice dam'? It's a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow from draining off the roof. When water backs up behind the dam, it can leak into a home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation, and other areas.
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If Someone Slips on an Icy Sidewalk in Front of My Home or My Business, Am I Liable?

This winter, it’s important to shovel and salt your sidewalk to make sure you don’t fall into a lawsuit. Depending on the circumstances, you could be held liable if someone slips and falls on snow or ice in front of your home or your business.
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Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls in the Workplace

Slips, trips, and falls are leading causes of workplace accidents and can result in back injuries, strains, sprains, contusions, and fractures. Furthermore, falling from even a short distance can have fatal consequences. The good news is that many of these accidents can be avoided. Here are ten tips to help you prevent slips, trips, and falls at your business:
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Should I Call 9-1-1 to Report a Reckless Distracted Driver?

If you see a reckless or distracted driver on the road, should you call 9-1-1? The short answer is, yes. If you see someone on the road driving recklessly—whether they are texting, inebriated, overly aggressive, or otherwise—you should report it by calling 9-1-1. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when calling.
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