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Fireworks & Your Liability - What if something goes wrong?

Jun 15 2017 If you celebrate Independence Day with your own fireworks show, you will be personally liable if anything goes wrong. So, here is some information about how to cover your liability plus... more

3 Behaviors That Kill Us on the Road

Dec 1 2015 There are three things you can do this Holiday Season to be a survivor when driving. Here's why extra caution is necessary this year... The 2015 traffic fatality estimate for the US is up a... more

Biggest threat to teens revealed

Oct 22 2015 Half of all teens will be involved in an automotive crash and motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 14- to 18-year-olds, according to the National Safety Council. Even... more

Smoke alarms focus of awareness event

Oct 5 2015 BOISE – Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has signed a proclamation declaring this as Fire Prevention Week. The Idaho State Fire Marshal’s key message for the event is to encourage smoke alarm... more

Your Odds of Hitting a Deer Double

Sep 29 2015 Your odds of hitting a deer, an elk or a moose are twice as high during the 4th quarter months of October, November and December as in the other nine months of the year. U.S. drivers are... more

Law Enforcement Crackdown on Texting & Driving

Mar 27 2015 From April 10 to 15, 2015, law enforcement personnel will be using a combination of traditional and innovative strategies to crack down on motorists who text while driving. This effort is a... more

7 Dangerous Weather Myths

Mar 9 2015 What should you do during extreme weather events? Tornadoes and hurricanes, lightening, earthquakes, floodwaters, extreme cold - PropertyCasualty360 says, "Misconceptions about the weather... more

What Industry Has Highest Worker Injury Rate?

Nov 12 2013 "Pick any other industry, and the injury rate is less," explained Scott Harris, Ph.D., MSPH, who added that healthcare worker injury rates are only less than outdoor wilderness professions... more

Idaho Police Target Aggressive Drivers

Aug 6 2012 Now through August 13th Idaho law enforcement is targeting aggressive drivers and motorcycle riders on Idaho's roads. Speeding, failure to yield, following too close and disregarding... more

Traffic Deaths Spike Upward +13.5%

Jul 23 2012 An alarming spike in traffic fatalities is being studied by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A statistical projection shows a 13.5 percent increase in traffic fatalities... more

Bad Dogs Bite All Home Owners

Jul 16 2012 Dog bite claims continue to grow in numbers and cost which increases premiums for all Homeowners Insurance. In fact, from 2003 to 2011, the cost of the average dog bite claim increased by... more

ID & MT Among Worst States For Injury Deaths

May 24 2012 Idaho and Montana ranked among the worst states with the highest ratios of injury deaths while Washington state was ranked among the best. A new report ranks each state by their injury... more

5 Ways To Reduce Motorcycle Deaths

May 22 2012 A summer road trip on your motorcycle may be no safer than last year. No progress was made in reducing motorcyclist deaths in 2011, according to a report released by the Governors Highway... more

Leading Cause of Death Ages 8-24

May 21 2012 More children and young adults die of this than any other cause. Perhaps it is no surprise that motor vehicle traffic crashes continue to be the leading cause of death in the group of age... more

Turns Out - Death & Taxes Are Linked!

Apr 13 2012 Benjamin Franklin's famous quip "in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes" has a closer connection than he knew. A 30-year study of traffic accidents in the... more

Cell Phone Related Fatalities Down 47% In CA

Mar 7 2012 Traffic deaths due to hand-held cell phone use by drivers have dropped 47% since California enacted a ban in July, 2008. The analysis, conducted by the Safe Transportation Research and... more

Distracted Driving Not Just Cell Phones

Dec 19 2011 "Cell phone usage is only one of many bad habits that are distracting American drivers," said Robert Passmore, senior director of personal lines for Property Casualty Insurers Association... more

Driver Cell Phone Ban Urged

Dec 13 2011 A ban on driver use of cell phones is urged by National Transportation Safety Board. The safety recommendation specifically calls for the 50 states and the District of Columbia to ban the... more

Hybrids Safer Than Conventional Autos

Nov 17 2011 On average, the odds of being injured in a crash are 25 percent lower for people in hybrids than people traveling in non-hybrid models. Hybrids have a safety edge over their conventional... more

Which Minivans Win Top Safety Pick 2011?

Nov 1 2011 Five minivan models have earned the 2011 Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, standing out from competitors for superior protection in rollover crashes.... more

The Most Common Household Fire Only You Can Prevent!

May 13 2011 What household appliance causes more than 1,000 residential fires per month in the US? The answer... your clothes dryer! They are a modern marvel and an indispensable convenience. We use... more

Electric Cars Earn 1st Top Safety Ratings

Apr 27 2011 The Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf earn the highest safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in the first-ever U.S. crash test evaluations of plug-in electric cars.... more

Traffic Fatalities Lowest Ever Recorded

Apr 6 2011 DOT estimates a 3% drop in 2010 fatalities over previous year's record low. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced that the number and rate of traffic fatalities in 2010... more

Top Auto Safety Picks 2011

Feb 8 2011 What vehicles are the top safety picks for 2011? To check out a specific 2011 vehicle before you buy - click on TOP SAFETY PICKS 2011 The 2011 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 earned the "... more

New Rule to Reduce Auto Rollover Deaths

Jan 18 2011 U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced a final rule aimed at decreasing occupant ejections in passenger vehicles. The new U.S. Department of Transportation standard, which... more

Tis the Season for Candle and Tree Fires

Dec 3 2010 A residential candle fire is reported every 30 minutes and each year fire departments across the country respond to approximately 260 structure fires caused by Christmas trees according to... more

Traffic Fatalities Lowest in 60 Years

Oct 13 2010 2009 saw the lowest traffic fatalities ever recorded according to the US Transportation Department. Highway deaths fell to 33,808 for the year, the lowest number since 1950. In fact,... more

Crash Test - 1959 vs 2009 Chevy

Oct 13 2010 Which vehicle is safer in a crash test - a 1959 Chevy Bel Air or a 2009 Chevy Malibu? The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety celebrated their 50th anniversary with a crash test to... more

Dog Bite Claims Top $400M in 2009

Oct 13 2010 Dog bites accounted for more than one-third of all homeowners insurance liability claims paid out in 2009, costing $412 million and up 6.4 percent from 2008, according to the Insurance... more


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