8 tips for safer travel during the holidays

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Tue, Dec 11, 2018

    If you are traveling anywhere this holiday season, expect to have some company on the road — about 107 million fellow travelers according to AAA. Just over 97 million are expected to drive and another 6.4 million will be flying.

    The holidays are a busy time and drivers are already distracted by their phones, auto technology and passengers. Throw in thousands of shoppers or pedestrians who are texting or talking and you can see the dangers rise exponentially.

    Here are several tips to help keep everyone safe while traveling over the holiday season.

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    Tags: Holiday Risk, Holiday, Safe Driving, Holiday Safety, Holiday Season, Reduce risk during the holidays, Season, Holiday Travel, Driving, Traveling

    Home fire risk more than doubles on Thanksgiving Day

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Tue, Nov 21, 2017

    Do you have a fire extinguisher in your kitchen to prepare for this year's Thanksgiving feast? It's better to be safe than sorry.

    An estimated 2,100 residential building fires were reported to fire departments in the United States on Thanksgiving Day for each year from 2011 to 2013, and caused an estimated 10 deaths, 50 injuries and $28 million in property loss, according to the U.S. Fire Administration and data from the National Fire Incident Reporting System.

    Here's a look at the home fire patterns on Thanksgiving, as well as a few safety tips to prevent your property from going up in flames this Thanksgiving holiday:

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    Tags: Fire Safety, Home Fire Risk, Thanksgiving Safety Tips, Thanksgiving, Fire Safety Tips, Thanksgiving Fire Safety, Holiday Safety, Thanksgiving Safety