Find A Sober Ride in Virginia This Holiday Season

in safety tips, driving, Virginia, car insurance, crash, drunk driving, impaired driving, holidays Dec 9, 2019

The 2018 Thanksgiving weekend in Virginia proved deadly for 12 drivers and passengers, including a City of Winchester police officer. Alcohol was a factor in at least two of the fatal crashes. And take a look at the picture below. It may look like our state decorated with holiday lights; sadly it's a map from the Virginia DMV 2018 Crash Facts Report marking alcohol-related driving fatalities.

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How To Fireproof Your Virginia Home This Winter

in homeowner tips, safety tips, air quality, air filters, carbon monoxide, fireplace, wood stoves, electric heaters, Virginia, winter, diy, home heating, home maintenance, fall, cold weather Nov 7, 2019

Virginia is said to have a “goldilocks climate”- not too hot, not too cold. We're not sure if this is true anymore.  According to the Baltimore office of the National Weather Service, Virginia set a new heat record this October for 96 degrees! Thank goodness it's feeling more like fall now. But not for long. The Farmers' Almanac predicts a wintery ride of highs and extreme lows deemed a "Polar Coaster". Your home needs to be safe and snug!   

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SAFE & SOUND: 4 Signs You Should Stop Using Your Deck Today

in homeowner tips, safety tips, homeowners insurance, Virginia, coverage, claim, diy, home maintenance, home insurance Jun 10, 2019

Summer in Virginia is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors at home. Whether it’s a graduation party, 4th of July cookout, or good old-fashioned family reunion, decks are a popular gathering place for good food and great memories. But happy occasions can turn disastrous when a larger than normal crowd puts more than the usual stress on a failing deck.

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SAFE & SOUND: Driving Safety Tips from The Women at NNINS

in insider, safety tips, driving, Virginia, roadside assistance May 15, 2019

From standstill traffic on I-95 to a leisurely trip along Skyline Drive, navigating Virginia roadways brings its share of both challenges and fun. Hopefully you can avoid roadside troubles for the most part, but we all know things happen and your safety is important to us. 

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SAFE & SOUND: Protect Yourself From Skimming at Virginia Gas Pumps and ATMS

in insider, safety tips, cyber security, Virginia, family, cyber crime, skimming, cyber insurance May 1, 2019

Skimming devices capture data from your bank or credit card when you use them, especially at out-of-the-way ATMs, gas pumps, and self-checkout machines, where a scammer can install the skimming device without being seen. It's a small device that attaches to a card reader allowing a thief to illegally collect the card information of unknowing payers. Machines are altered slightly, but often not enough to alert the average consumer. Fairfax...

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