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- John H. Connors

5 Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling

Traveling can take a hefty toll on your health and wellbeing. If you’ve set aside time off from work for a vacation, the last thing you need is to feel exhausted or get sick. Protect your health with these five tips, so you can return to work feeling relaxed and refreshed.

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3-Second Rule for Safe Following Distance

Rear-end collisions are the most common accidents between vehicles.1 They occur when drivers do not have enough time to perceive and react safely to slowing or stopped traffic. Increasing your following distance can help give you time to react when someone brakes in front of you. 

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How to Create a Fire Evacuation Plan

The last thing most of us expect in the safety of our own homes is an unforeseen and extreme event like a house fire. We see events like this on TV, or hear about them third-person, and think it can never happen to us. In fact, these types of events are more common than you may think as there were 365,500 house fires in 20151, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

If a fire does occur, a few seconds can make a big difference to help you and your family escape swiftly and safely. These tips can help you create a house fire evacuation plan:

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Drowsy Driving Statistics and Facts

Whether it’s due to medication, a sleep disorder or a poor night’s rest, new research points to the risks and potential dangers of drowsy driving. Missing one to two hours of the recommended seven hours of sleep a night nearly doubles the risk of a car accident.1 Sleepiness can come without warning, so drivers should prioritize getting enough sleep and avoid driving when they are fatigued.

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How To Pack a Car Safely

As the summer months approach, so too, do thoughts of hitting the road for a family vacation. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, nine out of 10 Americans drive to their travel destination.1

If you are among those planning to hit the road, remember that safe driving starts before you even leave the driveway. Securing luggage, maintaining vehicle balance and keeping clear lines of sight from the driver's seat are key elements in packing your car safely for the long drive.

Here are a few things to keep in mind as you load up your luggage, coolers and other vacation necessities:

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