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NHTSA and FHWA Celebrate National Pedestrian Safety Month

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Highway Administration are celebrating October as National Pedestrian Safety Month and strengthening their efforts to improve safety for vulnerable road users. DOT has produced a suite of free

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Bicycle Safety

STAYING SAFE ON TWO WHEELS As the public health emergency continues, many people have turned to bicycle riding as fun way to get out and exercise, or have taken the opportunity to teach their children to ride a bike. Bicycles

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Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day from all of us at Saltmarsh Insurance!

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School Bus Safety

Overview The school bus is the safest vehicle on the road—your child is much safer taking a bus to and from school than traveling by car. Although four to six school-age children die each year on school transportation vehicles, that’s

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Vehicle Safety Checklist

Battery Have your mechanic check your battery, charging system, and belts, and have them make any necessary repairs or replacements. For hybrid-electric vehicles, keep gasoline in the tank to support the gasoline engine. Lights Check your headlights, brake lights, turn

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Speeding

Overview Speeding endangers everyone on the road: In 2019, speeding killed 9,478 people. We all know the frustrations of modern life and juggling a busy schedule, but speed limits are put in place to protect all road users. Learn about

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July is National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is continuing its annual Vehicle Theft Prevention campaign in July. During the month, NHTSA is highlighting the potential for motor vehicle theft, preventive measures vehicle owners should take, the importance

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Celebrate America Safely This July 4th

Know That Impaired Driving Is Deadly On July 4th, America celebrates the birth of our nation. Around the holiday, sadly, we often see an increase in impaired driving crashes. From 2015 to 2019, there were 1,339 drivers killed in motor vehicle

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2020 Fatality Data Show Increased Traffic Fatalities During Pandemic

Risky Driving Behaviors Including Failure to Wear a Seatbelt, Speeding, and Drinking While Driving Identified as Contributing Factors The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today released preliminary estimates of crash fatalities in 2020 involving motor vehicle

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Everyone Can Help Prevent Hot Car Deaths

Parents and Caregivers Never leave a child in a vehicle unattended — even if the windows are partially open or the engine is running, and the air conditioning is on. Make it a habit to check your entire vehicle —

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