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avoid deadly distractions behind the wheel
January 29, 2019
Not texting is a start, but there's more to safe driving

Here's the bad news: Distracted driving causes thousands of accidents every year, many of them fatal. The good news? If you're driving, it’s 100% preventable.

You've seen them around your city or town. You may know a few of them.

And you might even be one yourself.

Distracted drivers come in all shapes and sizes, all makes and models. And even if you're not one today, you could become one at any moment—in the time it takes you to answer your phone, or check the kids in the back seat.
By Safeco
Home security technology: Keeping you ahead of the burglars
January 8, 2019
Back in the early days of home security "systems," around the end of World War I, it was common for homeowners to hire "door shakers"—night watchmen who would literally walk around and check doors to make sure they were locked. Things are just a little bit different now, thanks to expanding technology and decreasing costs. Here's a rundown of some of the options you have to protect your home, from all-in-one systems to separate components for do-it-yourselfers.
By Safeco
Safe driving in winter weather
November 9, 2018
Millions of Americans will be traveling this holiday season, and if it's anything like previous years, a lot of that travel will be on the road. Last year, AAA estimated that more than 100 million Americans were planning a trip of more than 50 miles during the holidays—and that was just between Dec. 23 and Jan. 1.

Of course, winter weather creates a unique set of challenges on local roadways, too. So even if you're not headed out of town, these safety tips can help you make it through the season safely.
By Safeco