Category: Personal Protection

Are You Ready To Get Your Sled On The Snow?

  Just as the snow starts to fly, skiers and snowmobilers alike are anxiously waiting for the inches to accumulate in North Country to mark the beginning of the winter season. A little preparation ahead of time is a great idea to do while you are waiting for the mountains and trails to get covered. So, whether you are a first time rider or a...

Spontaneous Road Trips: How To Be Ready When You Are.

  The fall season is without a doubt the best time of the year for a road trip for a couple or with the family. There are harvest festivals to attend, local fairs to visit and fantastic foliage to look for, all in the next two months before we tuck in for the long cold winter. When you are about to embark on your excursion,...

Older Drivers Are Becoming A Higher Risk On The Highways. Here's why..

The shift in today’s workforce numbers are indicating that there’s an increase of older adults staying in the workforce instead of retiring. Statistics show that among the 65 and older, 18.5% are still working. Those numbers have created a safety challenge throughout the nation. Reason being, that senior motorists whom are traveling to and from work, will experience the age-related deterioration in their driving skills...

Here's To The Phrase: "If You've Never Gone Aground In Your Boat, You're Not A Sailor."

Ah.. Really?!? You can call yourself a sailor?!? However, the instant you hear the boat’s keel bump the bottom it’s either an indication of the beginning of something catastrophic (like this guy) or it’s just a momentary gut-clench. Usually a typical grounding is somewhere in between the two scenarios. But getting the boat ungrounded will require a bit of skill and a little bit of luck....

Teenage Driving. Its’ All About The Speed.

With all the hype and awareness going on about teen texting and driving, we forgot all about speeding. This is arguable even more critical than distracted driving. Movies such as Fast & Furious 1 through 6 and now 7, make speeding and drag racing appear to be very cool and really tempting. Meanwhile, fatal teen crashes are ticking up from 30% to 33% for 2011. The...