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    State Farm: Keep These Emergency Essentials In Your Trunk

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    State Farm Emergency Essentials Tips

    State Farm Insurance says that nearly 20% or 1 out of every 5 crashes are weather related.  Emergency essentials to place in your trunk include warm clothing such as hats, scarves, blankets, hand and foot warmers along with wool socks. To make your stranded vehicle more visible pack a flashlight and extra batteries in your trunk plus a piece of bright cloth to tie to your car or flares. Packing a phone charger is a must. Be ready for severe weather by packing jumper cables, external battery charger, small snow shovel, ice scraper and fire extinguisher. State Farm also reminds you to keep your car and its tires in good condition year round. 

    AAA: Unsafe Driving Behaviors On Rise

    A new report by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety shows that dangerous driving behaviors have risen from 2020 to 2021. Unsafe driving behaviors include speeding, red-light running and drowsy driving. One of the most scary increases can be found with impaired drivers with an increase of nearly 24% of drivers admitting to driving even though they felt they were over the legal alcohol limit. 

    Bridgestone Retread Sales Up

    Bridgestone Americas says they’re on pace for record year of growth with Bandag retread tires sales in North America. Bridgestone says by the end of 2022  retread tire sales is shaping up to be 9% higher and be one of its highest year to year results. The demand for retreading continues to increase as fleet programs look for ways to extend the life of their premium tires while reducing the environmental impact of the end of life tires. Retreading also helps fleets maximize uptime and lower overall operating costs. Bridgestone anticipates sales of retreads to reach more than 7 million units in 2023. To help meet that demand, Bridgestone has invested more than 60 million dollars in its Abilene, Texas retread plant to increase production. In 2022, Bridgestone says retreading saved more than 290 million pound of waste going to landfills. For more information on these and other vehicles, check out CarPro.com. With Today’s Auto News, I’m Laura Reynolds.  

     

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