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Get youself—and your home—prepared for summer storms

Get youself—and your home—prepared for summer storms
Hurricanes often make more headlines during the summer and fall, but the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety cautions homeowners to not underestimate the destructive and deadly force of thunderstorms.



Tiny ticks carry big diseases; prevention is key

Tiny ticks carry big diseases; prevention is key
Ernest “Bing” Kallus is still recovering from the Rocky Mountain spotted fever he contracted from a tick bite 13 months ago.



Wearing a seat belt is one of the safest things drivers can do—and it’s the law

Wearing a seat belt is one of the safest things drivers can do—and it’s the law
Wearing a seat belt is one of the safest and smartest things you can do while driving. 



Independence Day ranks highest for average daily crash deaths

Independence Day ranks highest for average daily crash deaths
On average, more people in the U.S. die in motor vehicle crashes on Independence Day than any other day of the year, according to an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety analysis of the five most recent years of available fatal crash data. 



Summer driving is some of the deadliest, IIHS reports

Summer driving is some of the deadliest, IIHS reports
The summer and early fall are the most dangerous times of year on the nation’s roads, according to an updated Insurance Institute for Highway Safety analysis.



Study finds increased traffic deaths are downside to improving economy

Study finds increased traffic deaths are downside to improving economy
A new report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that an increase in traffic deaths is a predictable downside to an improving economy.



Agricultural safety week to focus on farmers’ best investment

Agricultural safety week to focus on farmers’ best investment
Agricultural safety is one of the best investments for farmers and ranchers.



April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
It’s a scary statistic—eight out of 10 traffic crashes in Virginia are related to a distracted driving incident.



Got a teen driver? Smart Start Program available online

Got a teen driver? Smart Start Program available online
Help your teenage driver get off to a road-smart start—and save money, too—by enrolling in Virginia Farm Bureau’s Smart Start Program.



Proper precautions prior to digging keeps family farms safe

Proper precautions prior to digging keeps family farms safe
April is National Safe Digging Month, and it’s the perfect time to emphasize how farmers can ensure the safety of family, farms and neighbors.



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