Laura Hobbs

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Blog editor Laura Hobbs is digital marketing manager for Cincinnati Insurance. A former newspaper journalist, she joined Cincinnati's corporate communications team in 2001 and the Marketing department in 2013. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and earned the Associate in General Insurance (AINS) and Associate in Information Technology (AIT) designations from the Insurance Institutes of America.


Step to it! Making streets safe for pedestrians

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Americans are increasingly including walking as part of their regular exercise program, and pedestrian activity naturally increases during the warmer months. More than 145 million adults in the U.S. walk for exercise, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With all those extra feet out and about, it’s important for both walkers and drivers to keep safety in mind


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Time to prepare for tornado season

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Spring signals the start of tornado season for most of the United States, with a peak in May and June. Now is a good time to prepare by checking your emergency kit, buying fresh batteries and updating your family’s emergency communication plan.


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Technology takes to the road

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Imagine a day when you can get in a car and use it like an elevator: push a button or program the car to take you to your destination. The car would be reliable enough to drive itself, leaving you to relax and pass the time reading your email, texting a friend or even sleeping without fear of a crash. That future may not be as far away as you think.


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Bikes and cars: Both have a right to the road

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My favorite bike trail parallels a city street for about a mile. Every time I ride that stretch, I am reminded of the perils bicyclists face every day. On the trail, my biggest hazard is toddlers with training wheels; but out in the street are speeding, inattentive or even distracted drivers. Safe cycling depends on all parties understanding their responsibilities and following the rules of the road. Motorists must be attentive to cyclists, yield when required and take care when turning across bike lanes. Cyclists also must ride with the[…..]


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