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How can I keep kids safe on Halloween?

Halloween is a fun time for kids, but it can also be dangerous walking the streets after dark. That's why drivers must take extra precautions when driving on Halloween, as children are prone to unpredictable behavior as pedestrians. Consumer Reports offers the following advice to both drivers and trick-or-treaters to reduce the risk of a serious accident. 

Pedestrian accidents involving young children

Pedestrians of all ages face numerous threats when they walk alongside the road or try to cross the street. However, some pedestrians are especially vulnerable, such as those who are very young. From toddlers to young children, there are a number of reasons why younger pedestrians may be especially likely to be involved in an accident. Not only do some have less experience with regard to walking near traffic, but they may also spend a great deal of time near the road (especially when school is out in the summer), thereby increasing their chances of being struck by a vehicle.

How can I prepare my teen for driving?

According to Esurance, teen drivers have a 3 times higher risk of crashing when compared to adult motorists. As a result, most parents experience a bit of trepidation when their children receive their license for the first time. While you can't always prevent an accident from occurring, there are steps you can take to ensure your child is driving with safety in mind. 

What are some summer driving hazards to avoid?

While summer doesn't entail the same road hazards as winter, Minnesota motorists will still encounter quite a few risks. Knowing how to anticipate these risks, and ultimately avoid them, is the key to keeping you and other drivers safe. Travelers explains the steps you can take to stay safe on the road this summer. 

What is road rage?

Many accidents in Minnesota happen because people get impatient or upset when behind the wheel. In some cases, these incidents are due to more than just an aggravated person. They are a result of road rage. How Stuff Works defines road rage as extremely aggressive behavior that results from driving.

How can I prevent distracted driving?

In a world where multi-tasking is praised, it’s easy for drivers to get distracted behind the wheel. However, it’s up to you to keep yourself and others safe while driving, which entails avoiding common distracted driving behaviors. Farmers offer the following tips to help reduce your risk of having a serious accident.

Brain injury from collision kills Eagan woman

Some people in Virginia might wonder to what degree people limit their options for legal recourse the longer they wait to seek action. In perfect world, evidence, cause and prognostications may immediately indicate the need to file a lawsuit, yet in reality that rarely is the case. While the perception may exist that today's society is overly litigious, most may actually tend to reserve the right to seek action until need forces them to do so. The decision to wait to act on a cause of action may or may not bar them from doing so in the future, depending on the unique circumstances of their incidents. 

Speeding is one of the most dangerous driving behaviors

As a responsible driver, safety must be a top priority. This is why motorists are encouraged to maintain the posted speed limit, which is created to ensure the safety of all who share the road. Driving over the speed limit can lead to crashes and can also result in more severe injuries. The following information illustrates the havoc speeding can cause, as well as what you can do to be a better driver overall.

Slick roads, fallen leaves and traffic crashes

On the roadway, numerous hazards may be present, especially during certain times of the year. For example, many parts of the country see poorer weather conditions in the fall and winter, which can increase the likelihood of a crash in many ways. In the fall, roads may become very slick due to heavy or persistent rainfall. Moreover, leaves may fall from the trees, and when these leaves become wet they can also increase the chances of a traffic crash, especially for motorcyclists. It is vital to pay attention to any weather-related road hazards when you are driving.

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