Everyone loves their RIDE. These guys just couldn’t resist showing theirs off on our Facebook wall. ❤
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NBA Insurance advises you all to be prepared for the upcoming storm. Of course, collect the necessities: water, food, flashlights, batteries, radio in case of power loss. Stay away from windows. You know the basics. Even if you don’t, here are some more:
1. Bring outdoor objects inside.
2. Close storm shutters.
3. Turn off propane tanks and only use your phone for emergencies.
4. Evacuate if the following conditions apply:
5. Reinforce weak or vulnerable areas.
6. Remove any trees that, if fallen, would damage your property.
For more tips, visit FEMA’s website.
With the advent of the internet, a shock wave rippled through many industries. The field of insurance — in other words, the insurance business — was also jarred by this new way to automate just about everything. Why shop? There is eBay. Why order checks? Send money through PayPal. Why go to Borders? I have a Kindle.
(Too soon? Sorry, Borders).
I don’t think it would be remiss to say that people have begun to get more excited about envelopes in our physical mailbox than the newsletters in our digital “inbox.” We are so inundated with media and messages online that it is no wonder closing our laptops, putting away our PDAs, and jet-setting to a geographical location sans WiFi and 3G/4G service brings great solace.
Which brings me to my point. Our customers love us. The advantage we’ve harnessed is that we have a face online, on the phone and in-person. If our clients ever have a problem, they have a name and a number to call. No 800’s. No extensions. We’re here for our clients 24/7. And we don’t quit until their happy. Just see our testimonials.
We’re looking to gain more feedback from you guys. We would be so happy if you would complete a quick 4-question survey about your experience with our agency so far.
What do you think when you think 4th of July?
Not a totally surprising answer given the title of this article.
Of course you already know consumer fireworks are illegal in Massachusetts. And yet, there is legislation in the State House that we may go the way of New Hampshire, the beloved “Live-Free-or-Die-ers,” by legalizing fireworks for consumers. You would still need a permit to use them on your property, but hey, it could happen.
There is great danger here. Real implications that need to be considered before legalization.
The NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) published a report on fireworks statistics based on results from the year 2009. The following statistics apply to the activity that occurred in 2009.
-There were more than 8,800 fireworks-related injuries.
-There were more than 18,000 fires caused by fireworks.
Did you know today is “Bike-to-Work” Day?
This past week was “Bike-to-Work” Week (May 16 to 20) and this whole month is “Bike-to-Work” Month– sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists. The whole cause seems to be linked to reducing your carbon footprint and encouraging healthier activities. Given that the average price of gas is teetering around $4.00/gallon, riding a bike might not be the worst idea. If you have a long commute, you could be spending $100/week — even if you drive a car that gets good mileage.
Eliza Barclay of NPR writes on“Bike-to-Work” Day today, emphasizing the animosity between automobile-drivers and bicyclists that she witnesses everyday. She also shares a link to the 5 most common collisions that occur between cars and bicycles and the best ways to avoid them. Click here to check it out.
Interested in who is considered more at fault? I was too. I checked into this at Mass.gov and I still don’t have the answer for you. What needs to be considered is comparative negligence. See more here.
Aside from being totally sick of the raw weather, I was really hoping we’d seen the last of snow. And though we only got flurries, the effects of the snow proved to be more dangerous than many of us estimated.
I read this on WickedLocal this morning. A young Carver driver lost control of her car and smashed into a telephone pole Thursday morning. The driver reportedly lost control of her car due to the ice and slush on the road.
She was taken to Jordan Hospital in Plymouth to be treated for facial injuries. Police said she was wearing a seat belt and that the van’s airbags deployed.
So, despite taking the regular safety precaution of seatbelt and airbag, the driver was still injured in this crash. For tips on how to drive safely in these conditions, click here.
Almost through with 2010, AT &T has revealed its new ad campaign targeting those who cannot resist texting while driving. You should remember that back at the end of September, MA passed a law restricting drivers from doing so called the “Safe Driving Bill.” After all, according to AT & T’s new documentary, drivers are 23 times more likely to get into an accident if they are texting. A young man in the documentary likens the action of texting while driving to voluntarily closing your eyes while driving for about 5 to 6 seconds. And who would do that?
Yet, people cannot resist sending “The Last Text,” which is also the name of the 10-minute documentary below produced by AT & T. If you find yourself prone to giving in to the texting temptation, then you should really watch it. If you have sons and daughters who are driving, make them watch it too. While I can’t say that watching one video will change your perspective permanently, this video is definitely one that stays with you.