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October 2015 Archives

Three tips for pedestrians on Halloween

This year Halloween falls on a Saturday; which means that kids don’t have to worry about going to school the next day. This will likely lead to more kids being out to trick-or-treat later into the night. While this may be a bonanza for kids, it may also be a dangerous situation for pedestrians of all ages. Unlike other holidays, which are dangerous for drivers, more pedestrian accidents are likely on Halloween.

Common motorcycle accidents and how to avoid them

Even though it is the middle of October, motorcycle riders are not ready to but their bikes away for the winter. Indeed, hard core riders will be on their bikes until the first snow falls. Because of this, they must still be vigilant and do what they can to avoid accidents. With that, this post will identify a number of common accidents and what riders can do to avoid them.

Why drowsy driving in Wisconsin can lead to accidents

Football season brings out the best in people, and unfortunately, the worst in people. Wisconsin is known for the greatest football fans; from Green Bay to Madison and all places in between. However, with football comes the tradition of drinking alcohol, which opens the gates for drunk driving.

What parents and teens should know about the '5 for Drive'

If you are the parent of a teenaged driver, you probably are worried every time he or she gets behind the wheel. If you feel this way, regardless of whether your child is a newly minted driver or has had their license for a while, you are certainly not alone.

How to avoid the dangers of fog

As you have probably noticed in our region, the coming of fall brings a change in air temperatures and new blankets of color among trees. What may be good for fall pictures and new fashion may not be for driving; especially during the morning hours where the cool air may become a hazard.

How schools can keep teen drivers safe

High school can have such an influence on a young person’s life. School tends to shape a teen’s social compass and it may affect how they will be as adults. After all, everyone remembers their high school years; whether they are fond memories or recollections of despair.

Drivers must be careful during Oktoberfest

The first weekend of October is significant in La Crosse and throughout our region. It is the beginning of Oktoberfest; which is the annual fall gathering to celebrate German culture. It is commonly highlighted by beer exhibitions and entertainment. The Oktoberfest celebration in La Crosse is similar to other celebrations around the country, all of which are based on the largest Volkfest held in Munich, Germany.

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