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In extreme cold, checking your tire pressure can be critical

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.

Car accident rates spike on Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl LIII is just around the corner, and Alaskans are gearing up for the "most watched sporting event in the world." For many of us, the Super Bowl is an important tradition. It's a time when we get to spend the whole day relaxing with family and friends--where the only activities are eating, drinking and watching the game.

Government shutdown could lead to increased personal injury

We are nearly a month into the partial government shutdown, and there is still no sign of a resolution on the horizon. This has meant that more than 800,000 federal employees—as well as many other government contractors—have been furloughed or are working without pay.

Avoid unnecessary injury this New Year's Eve

It's almost time to ring in the new year once again. For many, the beginning of each year marks a time of reflection--an opportunity to take stock of your life and make resolutions to enact desired changes. It's also a time of celebration--of rowdy partying and heavy drinking.

Don’t let your windshield freeze over while you’re on the road

Winter in Alaska means a spike in driving hazards. The snow and black ice inevitably lead to higher instances of skid-outs and accidents on the road. But there is one serious—and less commonly discussed—driving hazard: using the wrong type of windshield wiper fluid. In extreme cold conditions, spraying ineffective wiper fluid could immediately freeze your windshield over, resulting in complete blindness while you’re behind the wheel. This is an extraordinarily dangerous situation both for you and the other cars around you.

Traffic safety concerns in the wake of last week’s earthquake

Among the things last Friday’s magnitude 7.0 earthquake had major effects on here in the Anchorage region are the area’s roads. Substantial road damage occurred in this natural disaster. The Glen Highway is among the major roads that suffered such damage.

Auto accidents: 2 bikes, 2 cars, 8 people involved in fatal crash

The Alaska State Troopers are investigating a crash that involved eight people. An AST spokesperson says three people lost their lives, which is not unusual for auto accidents that involve motorcycles. Traffic on Parks Highway was disrupted for almost 12 hours.

Auto accidents: Car vs. motorcycle crash kills 1, injures 3

Many motorists nationwide, including in Alaska, fail to keep a lookout for motorcycles. When auto accidents involve motorcycles, the occupants of the bikes typically suffer severe injuries, and many even lose their lives. Authorities reported such a fatality on a recent Tuesday.

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