As a species, humans are inherently social. We rely on connections with others to survive. Our close relationships with the people who love and support us--for better or worse--are some of our most valuable possessions.
While cold temperatures and snowstorms may push people from the lower 48 indoors, Alaskans gravitate to the mountains to enjoy their favorite winter activities and sports.
As a society, we're more distractible than ever. Our virtually constant connectivity and unlimited access to information on the internet has made us glued to our devices. On the roads, this is creating a huge safety concern.
A car accident is a frightening experience for anyone, and even more so when a truck is involved. Because of the great disparity in size, cars aren't likely to fare well when up against a truck. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety; Highway Loss Data Institute (IIHSHLDI) truck accidents claim approximately 4,000 lives every year across the United States.
Alaskan drivers already have to worry about icy roads and fog affecting their morning commute. Now, they also have to watch out for sleepy drivers or people who forgot their usual cup of coffee.
In the winter, you may have a list of regular services you perform on your car. You might switch to winter tires, or you may stock your car with chains. But one safety step many people fail to take is regularly ensuring their tire pressure is within a safe range.