Driving safely through work zones: Protecting yourself and construction workers

Roadway construction zones are dangerous, and not just for the people who work in them. In fact, drivers are the most frequent fatality in work zone crashes. In Wisconsin alone, there is an average of 2,000 work zone crashes each year and penalties for careless driving through work zones are steep. 

Drivers must stay attentive to safely navigate the barrels, signs, and lane changes that are common in work zones. Being safe in a work zone means paying attention to the three S's: speed, stress, and space. 

 

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That text? It can wait. Take the pledge to stop distracted driving

Distraction comes in many forms. 

In the car, it could mean taking your eyes off the road to change the radio station, taking your hands off the wheel to enjoy the first sip of morning coffee, or losing your focus because you're talking to a passenger. 

From eating, drinking, and personal grooming, to using a GPS, and talking or texting on a cell phone, there's no limit to the possible distractions while driving. Each one puts the driver, passengers, and others on the road at risk. 

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Spring has sprung: your home maintenance checklist

Chirping birds, abundant sunshine, and melting snow— all signs that spring has finally sprung, which may have you itching to get started on that long spring cleaning to-do list. 

While cleaning the inside of your home is important, it's also a good idea to perform routine maintenance on the outside of your home. 

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Identity theft risk doesn't take a vacation because you do

Whether it's with your friends or family, vacation time is all about leaving your care behind and focusing on the fun. However, with identity theft on the rise, you'll want to take extra precautions to make sure thieves don't cut your fun short. 

Fortunately, there are a few things you can do during your travels to keep your information safe and make sure you don't fall victim to identity theft. 

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On your mark...Get set...Go! Planning a successful run/walk

According to Running USA, there were more than 18.3 million race registrants in the U.S. in 2017. With numbers like these, it's no surprise that run/walk charity events are becoming a popular fundraiser. 

Participating in a run/walk as either a runner or volunteer is one thing, but planning your own run/walk event is another altogether. 

 

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