Preparing your car for college

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Having a car at college can give a student the freedom to come and go from work or to explore surrounding areas without depending on others. But having a car can also mean greater responsibility that parents and college students should discuss before heading out.


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Of cars, choices, consumption and crashes

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December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, and traffic safety organizations around the country are stepping up advertising to remind citizens of the hazards of drinking and driving. In 2011, a person died every 53 minutes from a motor vehicle crash that involved an alcohol-impaired driver, totaling 9,878 deaths in the United States. These preventable accidents cost each adult in the United States approximately $500 per year for a total of $132 billion, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Commission.


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Enjoy the Fourth of July, the safe way

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The Fourth of July has become a day full of family, friends and celebrating the land of the free. Whether you are hosting a gathering or are a guest, make sure everyone’s safety is your No. 1 priority. Remember these tips from the Consumer Product Safety Commission as July 4 approaches, or any time you are dealing with fireworks.


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