Back-to-school tips for students, parents, drivers

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With families transitioning to new fall routines and back-to-school activities, it’s a good time to review tips for getting to and from school safely and to consult with your independent agent about insurance property and liability coverages. Read our prior blog posts with information for kids, their families and the community.


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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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Driver alert! Children often misjudge traffic

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Drivers prepare for the unexpected in school zones, near bus stops and past crossing guards. But drivers should also be on the alert wherever they drive that children could be present. From 2004-2013, 116 school-age pedestrians died in school transportation-related crashes. Some of the most common types of pedestrian fatal events involve a child being hit or struck: By a vehicle turning or preparing to turn at an intersection In a mid-block collision where a pedestrian enters the driver’s field of view leaving little or no time to react


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