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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, An Issue that Continues to Plague U.S Roads & Highways

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, An Issue that Continues to Plague U.S Roads & Highways

If you live in a major city, you are no stranger to traffic.  And, with traffic comes accidents. Unfortunately distracted driving (mainly referring to texting and driving) has become the #1 problem plaguing major city freeways, streets and highways around the country.

Distracted driving is dangerous and over 3,000 lives in 2019. While 2020 was an unprecedented year due to the coronavirus (less drivers on the road), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) urges us to take precautions in 2021 (more cars returning to roads and highways).

Distracted driving, commonly referred to as “The Hangover Effect,” is a lasting mental distraction that continues up to 27 seconds after a driver uses their mobile device, even while stopped at a red light, stop sign, or while their vehicle is parked.

The NHTSA leads the national effort to save lives by preventing this dangerous behavior, and it takes all of us to keep our roads safe. You can help prevent the hangover effect simply by putting down your phone while on the road. Lives depend on it!

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Spotlight With Sarah: HR Expert Sarah Prince Discusses In-Network PPO Dental Services

Spotlight With Sarah: HR Expert Sarah Prince Discusses In-Network PPO Dental Services

Spotlight With Sarah – Featuring United Agencies Employee Benefits Expert, Sarah Prince. In this latest video, Sarah discusses In-network PPO Dental Plan Services and how they work. We think you find the information valuable. Be sure to visit the Spotlight With Sarah page and watch the latest Sarah Prince videos, which offer valuable advice on HMOs and PPOs you won’t find anywhere else.

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Cybercrime 2022: Unhinged and On The Rise

Cybercrime 2022: Unhinged and On The Rise

Back in 2020, we posted an article on the importance of understanding Cybercrime and how to protect yourself and your family from harm. While cybercrime is nothing new these days, fast forward to 2022 where the world would change in ways no one could have imagined. Between today’s economic challenges, political battles and a worldwide pandemic, everyone has had to learn how to navigate our new global landscape. Unfortunately, one of the difficulties we face today is that these issues have fueled a widespread cybercriminal assault on the world. Now it has become a concern for everyone, no matter who you are.

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