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    Collision With Deer – Tips For Protecting Yourself

    In Central Oregon, drivers here know that the odds are high that they might encounter a deer while driving on local roads, or highways like Highway 97, sometime within the next 12 months; since it’s not uncommon to see deer in Central Oregon grazing along the highways, fields or in the front yards of homes but, how likely is it that drivers in other states will encounter a deer? A recent study by a leading car insurance company recently showed that the numbers vary from state to state; for example: in West Virginia your chances are 1 in 40 that you will either encounter or strike a deer while driving…

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  • driving safety,  Vehicle Safety

    Tips For Keeping Your Vehicle Safe

    According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports, over 773,000 motor vehicles were reported stolen in 2017. While auto theft has decreased over the last few decades, the Insurance Information Institute (III) notes that a vehicle is stolen every 40.9 seconds in the United States. Thieves have gotten increasingly savvy, using smart keys to steal cars and switching vehicle identification numbers to avoid detection, says the III. So, how do you help protect yourself from becoming a victim of car theft? Be vigilant about securing your car, and take preventive measures to keep your car safe. Here are 10 things you can do to help protect your car from theft. 1. Lock Your Doors Keeping your doors locked is the first step in deterring a thief.…

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