At any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving, according to a survey from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That number has held steady since 2010.
Meanwhile, a University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute study showed that a quarter of teens respond to text messages once or more every time they drive. Twenty percent of teens and 10 percent of parents admit that they have extended, multi-message text conversations while driving. Read More
Ask questions before hiring a building contractor.
If your family or business is planning a construction project in 2014, you can help assure your project’s success by selecting a qualified general contractor. Business owners and homeowners can mitigate construction risks by asking a lot of questions up front and weighing several factors before hiring a contractor. Read More
Smartphones can be great tools, but be aware of privacy concerns.
If you are among the millions unwrapping a slick new smartphone this holiday season, you’ll want to take steps to protect it and your privacy.
The Federal Communications Commission reports that more than half of all Americans have smartphones, and 20 percent have been the victims of mobile cybercrime. The FCC warns that mobile security threats have increased more than 350 percent since 2010. Read More