resolutions for 2016

4 Easy Resolutions You Should Make For a Safe and Happy 2016

It’s hard to believe that 2015 is almost over. As the New Year approaches, many are coming up with their new resolutions that they want to keep and maintain in 2016. Whether you’re planning on losing some holiday weight, learning a new language, traveling more, or something else, don’t forget to add in some resolutions that will keep you healthy and safe in the coming year!

Here are 4 easy resolutions you can follow and keep for a healthy, happy, and safe New Year:

Be a Safe Driver – Whether you are already be a safe driver or your good habits might have slipped throughout the year, resolving to become a safer driver is an excellent resolution to renew each year. Make it your mission to never engage in distracted driving by keeping your smart phone out of reach. Avoid driving when drowsy or impaired, and stop tailgating, speeding, and driving aggressively to keep yourself, others, and your vehicle safe.

Eliminate Falling Hazards – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls account for approximately 40% of all traumatic brain injury cases in the United States alone. These cases result in an emergency room visit, hospitalization, or in some cases, death. Prevent falls by making sure that the stairs, halls, and walkways in your home and workplace are devoid of clutter, obstacles, and ice during the winter months and that they are properly lit. Exercise caution when you use ladders and scaffolding as well.

Practice Fire Safety – Did you know that more than 500,000 structure and vehicle fires in the United States cause thousands of deaths, tens of thousands of injuries, and billions of dollars in property losses each year? Fires can happen anywhere and at any time, which is why it’s important to take precautions against fire. Make sure that your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors all work and check them twice a year. Also, develop a plan in the event a fire breaks out in your home. Share it with your family and practice it often.

Review Your Insurance Policies – Insurance is essential if you want to protect your livelihood from financial ruin should a serious accident happen to your home, your car, or anything else. Make an appointment with your insurance agent early next year to go over your insurance policies to see if you are properly covered.

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