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Wednesday, August 31 2016
Highway fatalities in the United States rose by 7.2 percent last year, bringing the total number of deaths to more than 35,000. This puts 2015 ahead with the highest one-year increase since 1966 when fatalities rose by 8.1 percent.
NHTSA attributed the rise in highway deaths to increased driving because of job growth and cheaper gasoline prices, in addition to increased driving by young people. Nearly 50 percent of those killed weren’t wearing their seat belts. Drunk driving, speeding and distraction from mobile devices also contributed to the alarming increase with almost one in three fatalities involving drunk drivers or speeding and one in 10 fatalities involving distraction, reports revealed.
“The data tell us that people die when they drive drunk, distracted, or drowsy, or if they are speeding or unbuckled,” said NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind. “While there have been enormous improvements in many of these areas, we need to find new solutions to end traffic fatalities.” In response to the increase in traffic deaths, DOT, NHTSA, and the White House are issuing a call to action to involve researchers, safety experts and data scientists in helping to determine the causes of the increase.
“Despite decades of safety improvements, far too many people are killed on our nation’s roads every year,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “Solving this problem will take teamwork, so we’re issuing a call to action and asking researchers, safety experts, data scientists, and the public to analyze the fatality data and help find ways to prevent these tragedies.”
Monday, August 29 2016
Americans Put Too Much Faith in Homeowners Insurance
Too few Americans take steps to prepare for disasters and too many assume their home insurance policies will bail them out if one strikes. As disaster season peaks, a new national consumer survey reveals that many homeowners lack adequate insurance coverage, do not fully understand their homeowners policies and do not have enough savings to support their households in the event of a disaster.
Friday, August 26 2016
Homeowners insurance provides coverage in the event of damage to your property, as well as liability for injuries and damage you cause to other people.
Homeowners insurance policies provide broad coverage for losses to your home, your personal belongings, and detached structures on your property. It also provides protection in the event of an injury to people on your property. While homeowners insurance is comprehensive coverage, there are some things it does not cover. That is why we take the time to get to know our clients, to understand their needs, and then we craft a comprehensive risk management program for them.
Friday, August 26 2016
Flood is excluded under every homeowners' policy. Coverage may only be obtained under a policy with National Flood Insurance Program or through a private flood insurance carrier. When purchasing coverage to repair or rebuild your home, make sure purchase enough to cover the full cost.
Monday, August 22 2016
The National Weather Service, the National Hurricane Center, and the Collier County Bureau of Emergency Services offer a system of watches and warnings in the event of a storm. Tune to FoxNews 92.5 FM and WGCU 90.1 FM for up to date watches and warnings. Also, the National Weather Service broadcasts continually over NOAA Weather Radio at 162.525 mHz.
Monday, August 22 2016
It's Hurricane Season. Are you prepared? To minimize losses in the event of a hurricane you should have a safety plan:
1. Know your evacuation Route - where will you go if the streets are flooded and an evacuation is ordered. Visit www.collier72.org for more information. For evacuation routes and shelters visit:www.colliergov.net/shelterinfo
2. Prepare a hurricane evacuation kit.
3. Make arrangements for your pets.
4. Cover and brace your windows, doors, and openings.
5. Stay away from downed power lines.