Heat Safely This Winter
In the Northeast, as the days get shorter and the leaves start to fall, many people begin to think about home heating. We all want to make the best and safest decisions for our families. That means careful planning and having a good understanding of your heating device. This is important because heating equipment is the second-leading cause of home fires and the third-leading cause of home fire deaths in the United States. Here, we offer our safety tips:
Electric Space Heaters
Smoke Alarms and CO Detectors
Breakstone, White & Gluck Honored as Super Lawyers by Boston Magazine
Breakstone, White & Gluck announces its lawyers have been recognized as 2011 Super Lawyers by Boston Magazine. It is the eighth consecutive year the firm's lawyers have been honored. Click here to read how attorneys Marc L. Breakstone, Ronald E. Gluck and David W. White were recognized.
Safe Travel During Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend
Thanksgiving is a special time of year when friends and family gather for tasty food and spirited conversation. And as everybody knows, it is the busies travel time of the year. Safe driving starts, of course, with everybody wearing their seat belt. Here are a couple of other tips:
Plan Travel Times
The Wednesday before the holiday and Sunday following are the busiest travel days. If possible, plan to travel at other times.
Massachusetts Travel Information
Visit websites such as Massachusetts 511 website and SmartTraveler for road conditions before you travel.
Put Your Cell Phones Away
Keep cell phones out of the driver's hands. Talking on the phone and texting while driving are especially dangerous when the roads are busy.
Drowsy driving causes more than 100,000 car crashes each year, resulting in 40,000 injuries and 1,550 deaths. Rest up before driving and pull off the road if you feel yourself getting drowsy while driving and stop your car.
Expect to have to travel below the speed limit in heavy traffic and make sure not to follow other vehicles too closely.
Toyota Recalls 550,000 Vehicles This Month
A defective crankshaft pulley is driving a new Toyota recall that will affect thousands of car owners. The Nov. 8 recall of 550,000 vehicles includes 420,000 cars in the United States. Toyota has now issued recalls for more than 13 million vehicles nationwide since September 2009. More vehicles have been recalled in other countries.
Toyota recalled the vehicles due to a crankshaft pulley defect that may cause steering problems. The vehicles have V6 engines and the U.S. models include 283,200 Toyota brand cars like Camry and Highlander vehicles and 137,000 Lexus vehicles. Toyota said no injuries have been reported.
Click here to read the models of the defective motor vehicles and learn how owners can seek repairs.
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