Bikes and cars share the road

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Bike use is on the rise in many American cities as more communities work to promote bike-friendly practices. This video from the League of American Bicyclists demonstrates how bikes and cars both must obey traffic laws and share the road.


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High-capacity vans require extra caution

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High-capacity passenger vans can be an efficient way to transport small groups. Businesses use them to deliver workers to job sites, and churches, schools, camps and other organizations transport their clients and volunteers. But high-capacity vans – sometimes referred to as 15-passenger vans – require extra attention to assure driver, passenger and public safety.


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Words to make a parent nervous: Teen driver

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New teen driver. As both the father of a new driver and an underwriter, those words make me nervous. But some proactive discussion among the new driver, his or her parents and your local agent can make the teenage driving years a lot less stressful.


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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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In a car accident? Here’s what to do

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Nobody likes to think about getting into an automobile accident, but it can happen to any driver at any time. Taking time in advance to think through the steps to follow after a car accident can help keep you and your passengers safe and simplify the process of filing an insurance claim.


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