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NEWS FLASH! Wintry Weather Makes Getting Around More Dangerous — Quick Tips to Review

Winter Train Railroad Metro-North Snow Tracks
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No, it isn’t news that winter weather makes it more dangerous to get around, and in general, you know you need to be more careful driving, walking or even taking the train in bad weather. And you’ve probably been amazed at some of the people who don’t get that. But it might be a good idea to take a minute to quickly review some tips to make sure you don’t look like some of those people. Here’s what the AAA and Metro-North say: (more…) Continue Reading →

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AAA: About 46% of Bad-Weather Crashes Are in Winter, With 2,000 Deaths

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Dangerous winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The foundation has suggestions for driving and how to prepare in case you get into a winter crash. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Federal Trade Commission: ‘Change Your Twitter Password. Now.’

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You may have heard the recent news that Twitter discovered a bug that stored passwords “unmasked” in an internal log. What does this mean? If you are a Twitter user, your password could be exposed. Twitter says that there are no signs of a breach or misuse by anyone currently, but it’s still a good idea to change your password. Did you use the same password for other accounts? Continue Reading →

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When You See Emergency Lights at a Highway Crash, Slow Down, Move Over — It’s the Law

Night Police Lights CT State Police on Facebook March 30-17 uploaded 06-20-17
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In the wake of a crash last Friday in Southport, AAA Northeast strongly urges motorists to consider the potential danger emergency responders including tow truck drivers put themselves in when they assist disabled motorists on our interstates. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Has Higher Rate of Ticks with Lyme Than State Average

Tick sizes Lyme disease CDC https://www.cdc.gov/lyme/transmission/index.html
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Three numbers tell this story: (1) Over the past decade, 27 percent of deer ticks tested across Connecticut were positive for Lyme disease; (2) so far this year, it’s 38 percent; (3) in Darien so far this year, it’s 47 percent. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Expect More Ticks in 2017: Darien Health Dept Has This Advice on Avoiding Bites

Bullseye Lyme Disease tick bite 04-18-17
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The black legged or deer tick (Iodes scapularis) is well known for spreading Lyme disease. Now, after a very mild winter, there are reports of a large number of ticks, all looking for a blood meal, possibly from you! (more…) Continue Reading →

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AAA Northeast: Remember, Drivers — CT Has a ‘Slow Down, Move Over’ Law for Passing Accidents

SUV Crash I-95 Slow Down Move Over Law AAA Northeast 02-20-17
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Since early January, there have been at least a half dozen or more near-hits or actual collisions with emergency vehicles on Connecticut’s interstates. In the wake of these incidents — the latest occurring Sunday night on I-95 in Guilford —AAA Northeast urges motorists to be aware of Connecticut’s “Slow Down, Move Over” law, that requires drivers to slow down and, if possible, move over, when they see emergency vehicles parked on the road’s shoulder. (more…) Continue Reading →

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