Happy 4th of July! Safety First!

4th of July Safety Tips With America’s birthday just around the corner, it is time to think about ways in which you can enhance safety on this notoriously dangerous holiday. While it is okay to enjoy yourself, it is important that you have fun with a safety first mentality. Keep these 4th of July safety tips in mind while celebrating: Hosting a 4th of July BBQ? Don’t forget to practice safe food handling and keep your eyes on the grill at all times! It is also important to avoid Read More

Keeping Your Home Safe While Traveling

While You’re Away, Do Not Let Hazards Play It is that wonderful time of year when family and friends come together, but with the American family increasingly expanding many of us will take to the roads to connect with our loved ones. While you enjoy your wintertime travels, keep your home safe with this brief checklist. Set a timer for your outdoor lights, and considering setting one for an indoor light as well, to give the appearance the home is inhabited. Keep valuables (e.g. jewelry, Read More

Stay Safe This 4th!

The 4th of July is coming up soon, which means we all need a refresher on holiday safety! Keep these safety tips in mind to ensure nothing ruins your holiday fun: Be a smart swimmer. Pool activities are often associated with the 4th of July, so make sure you are a strong swimmer if you get in the pool. If your swimming isn’t that great, make sure you never swim by yourself. Separate the kids from the fireworks. Consider attending a fireworks show put on by professionals as a much safer Read More

Summer’s Close – Prepare With Personal Watercraft Insurance and Safety Tips

Warmer weather is beginning to show itself, which means it is time to get out on the water. Personal watercrafts, such as wave runners and jet skis, can definitely make summer a lot more fun. However, at the same time, it is crucial to ensure you are safe, especially in the event of an emergency. This is especially true seeing as how PWCs are known to be one of the deadliest water vehicles. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind: 1. Ensure that you have a properly functioning marine radio Read More

The Dangers of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is the major cause of thousands of accidents annually, resulting in crash injuries all over the country. Despite efforts by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration to alert drivers about the dangers of being distracted at the wheel, approximately 420,000 people in 2012 sustained injuries due to accidents involving distracted drivers. Young drivers posed a greater risk of causing an accident.  The following are some of the main distractions drivers are Read More

Safety Tips for Driving at Night

Winter road conditions can be nerve wracking, add to them fewer daylight hours, and it’s no wonder that safe driving becomes an issue. Here are four suggestions for night driving safety: Use Your Best Vision At night, drivers can detect lights and movement, but have difficulty perceiving depth, colors and sharp details.  Avoid hitting animals by looking for headlight reflections in their eyes. Keep your eyes moving rather than focusing on one area, and always scan the road.  Read More

Late Summer-Early Fall Weather Predictions And Their Impact On Your Wallet

The weather is going to affect your bills more than you may realize. Throughout Texas, there is above-average dry and warm weather this summer. With higher temperatures outside, you are going to run your air-conditioning more – and that’s going to lead to higher bills. The fall prediction is that the pattern is going to continue. The above average temperatures are going to make it harder to stay cool and this is going to continue to impact your electric bills for the next several months. For Read More