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Lightning Safety Tips

Posted by Elise on February 20, 2011

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Summer is the peak season for one of the nation’s deadliest weather phenomena— lightning. But don’t be fooled, lightning strikes year round. In the United States, an average of 58 people are killed each year by lightning.

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Safer Driving in a Blizzard

Posted by Elise on January 9, 2011

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If snowfall is so heavy that you cannot see, pull over to the side of the road as quickly as you safely can. Keep your seat belt on in case you get hit from behind. Do not attempt to drive through snowdrifts — your car might become stuck or you might hit something hidden underneath the snow. Avoid driving during the first snowstorm of the season. Many drivers, lulled by months of good weather, fail to drive as conservatively as they should.

Helpful: Polarized sunglasses can reduce glare and improve visibility in a blizzard.

Source:  William Van Tassel, PhD, manager of driver-training operations at AAA’s national office, Heathrow, Florida.

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