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Keep Your Family Safer With These Winter Driving Tips

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on December 14, 2011

Winter driving is an adventure unlike any other, as many Washingtonians know. To help protect yourself and your family this season, keep the following safe winter driving tips in mind:

  • Take care of your vehicle. A properly-maintained vehicle with weather-ready tires is safer to drive and won’t cause any sudden surprises in an emergency situation. Before you get in your car each day, clear any snow or ice completely from all windows, all lights, and the hood, roof, and other exposed areas. Flying snow from your vehicle might impair another driver’s vision, and no one on the road can see your lights if they’re buried under snow. Read the rest »

Car Accidents Claim More Lives Than Other Workplace Injuries

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on June 17, 2011

Car accidents are far too common in the U.S., but many people don’t associate them with workplace accidents. Yet car accidents during work claim the lives of more U.S. workers each year than any other work-related activity, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

The category “highway accidents” includes not only car crashes, but also pedestrian accidents, accidents involving construction workers or other workers who are on or near a road, and accidents that occur in parking lots. Twenty percent of U.S. workers who died in workplace accidents in 2009 were the victims of highway accidents. Read the rest »

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