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Riddle & Brantley Presents: Summer Safety Counts

Please don’t leave your small children and animals in parked vehicles. Your car can heat up like a furnace in a short period of time and cause serious injury to your child or animal. North Carolina has a law that allows rescue workers to use reasonable means to rescue any distressed animal left in a vehicle.

Riddle & Brantley Presents: Safety Counts for Christmas

Happy Holidays from Riddle & Brantley. Christmas is our favorite time of the year. This year, give yourself a present you will always remember: If you have a family member or close friend that you have not talked to in a long time because of a disagreement, then pick up your phone and call them.

Riddle & Brantley Presents: Safety Counts for the Fall Season

As much fun as summer has been, we are looking forward to some cool fall air. Fall is a busy time for most families, with kids back in school, the upcoming holidays, and football. As football season is beginning to pick up, we wanted to remind everyone to be safe as they go see their favorite teams. On Friday nights, we want to remind you to be safe driving to and from those high school football games. There will be lots of young excited people around the parking lots, so it’s important to make sure you always keep a proper lookout, and drive within the speed limit.

Riddle & Brantley Presents: Safety Counts for Deer Season

According to the Department of Transportation, more than half of all deer related accidents happen in the months of October, November, and December. The most common time for accidents is between 5 P.M. and 7 A.M., this is the time when deer are most active and drivers have limited light to see them. In order to avoid deer, the Department of Transportation recommends: Slowing down in wooded and marked deer crossing areas, drive with high beams when possible, and look for the reflection of eyes in the headlights.

Riddle & Brantley Safety Counts Safety Tip – Halloween

Halloween is approaching swiftly, the ghouls and goblins will be on our doorsteps trick or treating, but more importantly, the people under those costumes will be young children, who are distracted by the excitement of Halloween and candy. So on the big night, please remember, that young children will be in your neighborhoods and on your streets; drive with special care and attention. Parents, if your children will be riding bicycles, please remember to make them wear helmets. And if riding at night, please make sure the bike is properly equipped with working reflectors and a constantly lighted lamp on the front.

Riddle & Brantley Safety Counts Safe Driving Tip – Thanksgiving

For most, spending time with loved ones requires driving on the roads. The Roads will be busy so do all that you can to be safe. Pay attention and keep an eye out for the other guy. Texting while driving. § 20 137.4A. Unlawful use of mobile telephone for text messaging or electronic mail.

Riddle & Brantley Safety Counts Safe Driving Tip – Valentine’s

With Valentine’s Day approaching, we will all have our loved ones on our minds and protecting those that we love is important to all of us. One way to protect yourself and those in your household is to make sure that your automobile policy has good insurance. If you are involved in an automobile accident caused by the negligence of another, you have no control over how much liability coverage the other person has.