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Read & Ride Winners

Estabrook & Chamberlain partnered with the West Bridgewater public library again this year to sponsor the 2019 Summer Reading Program. As in past years, the program’s intent is to help kids expand their knowledge and horizons through reading. The Read & Ride program also offers young readers the chance to win a new bike – just for reading one book over the summer.

This year’s participation was outstanding once again and we’re proud to announce the winners.

Back row (left to right)  Nanette Ryan, Tom Chamberlain and Noah Edlund

Front Row (left to right) Elena Mulcahy, Aiden Cappiello, Christian O’Connor, Isabella Patenaude, Severiana Pacheco, Shea Marchetti and Ava Dragonetti.

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Canadian Cards

We’ve written about this in the past, but as the warm weather approaches and people begin to plan their Summer vacations, a reminder doesn’t hurt.

U.S. citizens driving over the border will need to show evidence of auto insurance when they travel into Canada. For our customers planning to visit the Great White North, this Summer or anytime, we can issue a card for you. To obtain yours, call or stop by our office. Best to do it now, before vacation planning gets too hectic.

2019 Summer Read & Ride Program

Estabrook & Chamberlain is, once again, proud to sponsor the annual Read & Ride program in association with the West Bridgewater Public Library. The purpose of the program is to encourage kids to expand their horizons and have fun through reading.

To participate, kids simply have to register, in an appropriate age group, and pledge to read just one book over the program period – June 24th to August 2nd. The lucky winners* will receive a new bike! Winners will be drawn at the library on Friday, August 2nd at 11:30 a.m.

Parents are urged tell their kids about the program and get them involved. It’s fun and rewarding, so be sure to stop by the West Bridgewater Public Library and sign up today.

Registration forms may also be obtained at our office – 45 Main Street in Bridgewater.

* Previous winners are not eligible.

Killer Phones

Researchers are trying to understand why traffic related deaths have surged nearly 15% in the past two years. Speed, driving distance and drinking have all increased in recent years, but none of these factors explains the spike in deaths.

Although NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) data doesn’t show it, the cause is fairly obvious – distracted driving. From 2014 to 2016, smart phone use increased by about 80%. How phones are used has also changed. People are talking less and using apps more – up to 80% more. Texting, posting on social media and interacting with other apps all require significantly more attention – attention that should be focused on driving, not on a phone.

The substantial uptick in fatalities has largely involved bicyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians – all of which are easier to overlook as a result of distracted driving.

So when you get behind the wheel, put your phone down or, at the very least, use it in hands-free mode. It can help save a life – possibly yours.

When Teens Crash

According to a recent study, teens are more likely to be involved in a crash or near miss after they get their license than before. It sounds counter intuitive, but the data shows that in the first 3 months after getting their license, teens are 8 times more likely to be in a crash or near miss as compared to the previous 3 months on their learner’s permit.

The study, published in the “Journal of Adolescent Health,” indicates that, after obtaining their license, teens are 4 times more likely to engage in risky behavior, including rapid acceleration, sudden braking, hard turns and more. For parents of teens, the study suggests that a continuation of adult supervision may be appropriate – at least for the first few months a teen has their license.

Knowing all of this, you may want to keep closer tabs on your teen’s driving. Of course, you run the risk of irritating them if you’re too attentive. Considering the risks though, that’s a small price to pay.

Read & Ride Winners

Estabrook & Chamberlain partnered with the West Bridgewater Public Library again this year to sponsor the 2018 Summer Reading Program. As in past years, the program’s intent is to help kids expand their knowledge and horizons through reading. The Read & Ride program also offers young readers the chance to win a new bike – just for reading one book over the summer.

This year’s participation was once again outstanding and we’re proud to announce the winners.
Back row (left to right) Maeve Stipkovich, Caleb Watson,
Tom Chamberlain, Dean Baker, Caleb Castle.
Front Row (left to right) Keira Stipkovich, Anya Stipkovich.
Not pictured: Brianne DePalma and Ellie Smith.

Another Kidde Recall

In our Spring 2018 newsletter, we wrote about a recall of Kidde fire extinguishers. Now, we have a new recall to tell you about. This one involves their dual sensor smoke alarms. The specific product is the Kidde dual-sensor (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms – models Pl2010 and Pl9010.

The devices are being recalled due to a possible failure to alert consumers of a fire. According to the recall notice, a yellow cap left on during the manufacturing process can cover one of the two smoke sensors and compromise the alarm’s ability to detect smoke, posing a risk of consumers not being alerted to a fire in their home.

For details, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website at https://bit.ly/2u7qQyx.

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