Sean

Sean

Stories by Sean

Top 5 Tips for Fire Safety Week

Oct 08, 2013

Beep! Waking up to a smoke detector can be a terrifying experience, as my next-door neighbor Jolene recently learned. After lighting a candle on her windowsill, Jolene fell asleep before blowing it out. She awoke 30 minutes later to a room filled with smoke. Wind coming through the open window had blown the draperies right […]

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5 Tips to Take Your ATV Virtually Anywhere

Oct 11, 2012

ATVs—known as four-wheelers among those who use them—have become essential transportation for outdoor enthusiasts of every stripe seeking to access and explore everything from the back 40 to truly remote backcountry. Virtual mini-tanks on wheels, they can travel off-road up and down hills, between trees, over rocky ground and through mud and shallow water. But, […]

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A Racer’s Guide to Avoiding Accidents

Sep 21, 2012

Fender-benders – and worse — are common in the world of racing. It is not unusual to see racers “trading paint” now and then as competitors jockey for position.  And doing the “bump” is sometimes part of the art of passing, especially in short track racing. But even the most skillful racers know that they are […]

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Steps to Help Prevent West Nile Virus

Sep 06, 2012

Earlier this month, the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that the United States is experiencing its largest surge in the West Nile virus since 2004, with more than 1,590 confirmed and probable cases in 47 states. So far this year, 66 people have died from the virus as of the time this article was written. […]

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Allstate Seniors’ Guide: The New Rules of Safe Driving

Sep 04, 2012

Remember the basics from driver’s education? Keep your hands at 10 and 2 o’clock, pump your brakes to keep your wheels from locking in a panic stop and turn in the direction of a skid to regain control. It turns out that those rules aren’t always the best way to avoid an accident anymore. New […]

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The Distraction Epidemic: Does Anyone Just Drive Anymore?

Sep 03, 2012

Just a couple decades ago, it would have been impossible to take a phone call while driving down the road – just imagine how long the phone cord would have been! However, that’s not the case today. Between phone calls, text messages, emails and social media, we’re more connected to the world around us than […]

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