Archives for October 2014

Avoid Dog Bites this Holiday Season

2014 has been a record year for dog bites. The Insurance Information Institute reported 17,359 incidents already-a number that hasn’t been seen since 2003. While this spike in bites is troubling enough, data trends show that a majority of these bite victims are bitten by the dogs of friends and family, and more often than […]

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Accident Protection: What You Need to Know

Drivers in Iowa are making national headlines and none of it’s good. In the last week two Iowans were involved in traffic altercations with very serious, and seriously avoidable, legal implications. An Iowa man’s ticketing story went viral early last week when he refused to pull over while taking his pregnant wife to the hospital. […]

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Fire Prevention Week October 5 through 11

Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, which killed more than 250 people and left 100,000 homeless; destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. This week Fire Prevention Week is October 5 through 11, and its theme: Working Smoke Alarm Saves Lives. We at The Beattie […]

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Need Help to Stop Texting While Driving? There’s an App For That.

The technology-driven world we live in has many people consumed in their cell phones, whether it’s checking email, texting and even playing games on a new app. Iowa law prohibits texting and emailing while driving. The law states: “A person shall not use a hand-held electronic communication device to write, send, or read a text message […]

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