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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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 "
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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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›