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Tips for Safely Driving with Pets

It’s not unusual to take our constant companions on the road. From taking them to the vet, running errands, or even going on a joyride or road trip, cats and dogs often find themselves trailing along with their owners in the car.

However, just like riding without cats and dogs in the vehicle, safe driving involves a level of preparation and the ability to refrain from distractions. Here is a list of tips to keep in mind next time someone drives with pets.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Accident Checklist: What You Need To Know After a Vehicle Collision

Being involved in a collision can be stressful. Many drivers may find themselves overwhelmed following the incident, and may be at a loss of what to do.

According to the Insurance Information Institute, there are several actions that drivers involved in an incident should keep in mind. Of course, it’s important to remember that every city has its own sets of legal requirements for handling collisions. Refer to your local state authority to ensure that you are following the law.

What To Do After a Collision Checklist 1. Assess your safety

The first thing you should do after being involved in a collision is to check yourself and passengers...

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Avoiding A Collision in Chicago Snowstorms

Many long-time Chicago residents may be familiar with Winter Storm of 1967. This weather event has been considered the worst snowstorm on record and left the city streets and expressways filled with more than 6 feet of snow and thousands of abandoned vehicles in the roadways.

Located in northwestern Illinois against the banks of Lake Michigan, the greater Chicago area is no stranger to snowy weather during winter months. And when the weather turns, Chicago drivers are often forced to drive in less-than-ideal driving conditions.

From freezing temperatures to reduced visibility, there is a variety of driving hazards that may appear during snow and ice...

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Surviving Rush Hour in Chicago

With a population of well over 2 million people, it should come as no surprise that the city of Chicago is frequently filled with heavy traffic. According to a traffic study conducted by the mobility research firm INRIX in 2019, Chicago has the second-worst traffic congestion in the entire U.S. And if you’re a Chicago resident looking to get around town quickly, avoiding busy roads can be paramount.

When is rush hour in Chicago?

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Can I Drive My Damaged Car After a Collision?

Unsurprisingly, the first thing many drivers involved in an accident want to do is head home. However, getting home may not be easy - especially if your car has been significantly damaged.

Although you may think your car is safe to drive, it may have received more damage than you think. Even if the car moves, it may have been damaged to a point that can be dangerous to yourself or others on the road.

Before getting in your car and driving away from the scene, it’s important to inspect the car for damages to determine if it is safe or even legal to drive. Luckily, there are some basic areas and parts of your car you can check before deciding to call a tow truck and taking your...

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