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This week is National Teen Driver Safety week!  It feels like just yesterday your kiddo was born and today, they’re getting their driver’s license.  It’s exciting and terrifying all at the same time! READ MORE >>

The holiday season is here! And so is the holiday shopping season. Those last-minute deals online are too good to pass up: 40% off and free, 2-day shipping? Quadruple rewards points? And no long lines at the mall? Online shopping is a great way to snag great deals -- all from the comfort of your own home (and in your pjs with your favorite warm drink! READ MORE >>

Car insurance companies are paying out claims in record high numbers. Inevitably, this will have an effect on your insurance premium, as insurers have to raise rates to offset these claims. What's causing this spike in claims, and what can you do? The experts at Selective Insurance explain the 4 reasons your car insurance rates are rising: READ MORE >>

We all know we shouldn't be texting while driving. Soon, Apple will make it impossible to text and drive. Apple's iOS 11, a new version of the operating software for Apple mobile devices, will contain a "Do Not Disturb While Driving" feature. READ MORE >>

For most of us, it's been a few years since Driver's Ed. Do you remember bus safety rules? This infographic breaks down when you should stop in relation to a bus on the road. You want to make sure you're following these guidelines, as they're designed to keep the bus's passengers safe! READ MORE >>

Have a kid in a car seat? The American Academy of Pediatrics updated its guidelines recently on car seat usage and safety. The CDC's updated guidelines are more concise and transparent, making life much easier for parents! Here's what you need to know about the CDC's updated car seat guidelines: READ MORE >>

  Summer's here, which means it's pool season! We've got 5 swim safety tips here, and safety tips for pool owners here, but today, we're going to discuss a swim safety topic everyone should be aware of: Dry Drowning. READ MORE >>

It's a fact: most car accidents are the result of distracted driving. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, each day over 8 people are killed and 1,161 are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver. READ MORE >>

Car seat safety is so important -- and many of us are (unintentionally) putting our kids at risk due to improper car seat use and installation. Recently, the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a series of videos aimed to educate the public on proper car seat safety. READ MORE >>

Halloween is Monday, friends! While it's certainly one of our favorite holidays of the year, it comes with its own set of safety concerns. Follow these tips for a safe and fun Halloween! Tips for kids: 1. Never let your child trick-or-treat alone. READ MORE >>

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