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Fall Fire Prevention Campaign - Ideas and tips to help you minimize your risks for fires in your home

By Bob Keras on November 13, 2020

Why Cooking Safety Matters

Over the five-year period of 2013–2017 as a whole, cooking was the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries, while smoking was the leading cause of home fire deaths.

  • Cooking is the #1 cause of home fires and home fire injuries.
  • Unattended cooking is the leading cause of fires in the kitchen. 
  • Scald burns are the second leading cause of all burn injuries...
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October is National Pet Month!

By Bob Keras on October 21, 2020

Ideas and tips to help you improve your beloved pet's safety this fall and winter.

For most Americans, their dogs, cats, and other large and small animals are members of the family. Here are some useful information and strategies you can use to help assure your furry and feathered "best friends" have long, healthy and happy lives.

Hazards to avoid around the house

The internet is a great source..

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Keeping Safe While You Enjoy Walking More

By Bob Keras on September 18, 2020

During the emergency shut down in Massachusetts because of the pandemic, people have had time to make some positive changes in their lifestyle. Many people have given thought to improving their mental and physical health through increased outdoor activity. And one of the simplest and cheapest forms of exercise is just taking a walk.

But as walking increases,  so do accidents involving pedestrians..

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Our Favorite Part of 2019..

By Bob Keras on December 26, 2019

The year 2019 is fast drawing to a close. All of us at Keefe Insurance want to wish you and your family a safe and joyous holiday season!

One of the highlights of 2019 is the passage of a new Distracted Driving bill in Massachusetts. The bill passed with only 1 dissenter in the House, and 1 in the Senate. Previously, Governor Charlie Baker had opposed an outright ban on the use of cell phones..

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Safe Driving Starts With Buckling Up

By Matt Keras on September 16, 2019

Labor Day is the "unofficial end of summer". We hope you've had an enjoyable summer. There are many reasons to hit the highways and byways this fall, from following your favorite sports teams to attending fall fairs and festivals.Wearing a seat belt increases your chances of avoiding serious injury or death in a crash by up to 50%.  And it is also critical that children be seated in an approved..

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Keep Your Teens Safe During Prom and Graduation Season

By Peter Brunelli on May 11, 2019

Prom and Graduation season is coming up quickly.  Many parents of juniors and seniors worry about their children's safety, especially at this time of year.  It is all too often that too much youthful celebrating leads to accidents and serious injury.

In 2002, a study revealed that 40% of teen traffic fatalities that occurred either during prom or graduation weekend were alcohol-related. ..

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Do You Know What It Means To Be A Distracted Driver in Massachusetts?

By Bob Keras on March 25, 2019

We're coming up on Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April. Despite the fact that New England states banned cell phone use while driving in 2010, illegal usage is up nationally. According to a study by Zendrive, 60% of all drivers use their cell phones at least once while driving.  The study found that distracted drivers used their phones an average of 3 minutes and 40 seconds per hour. And..

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What Are Windshield Requirements in Massachusetts?

By Bob Keras on January 28, 2019

Massachusetts may be the sixth smallest state in the USA in terms of square miles. However with our large population, our drivers spend considerable time commuting to and from work, visiting friends and family, and doing errands. Obviously the more time a person spends on the road, the greater the chances of experiencing vehicle damage.  Windshield damage is one of the more common types of damage..

Topics: Car Insurance
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The Real Massachusetts RMV Website

By Bob Keras on October 21, 2018

Internet and cell phone apps have added a whole new dimension of convenience to our lives.  We can do our banking, pay bills or report claims right from our phones or laptops. But with this convenience has also come a deal of confusion created by private sites that "appear" to be genuine government sites and the goal of which is to make money from unsuspecting users.

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RealID: What's The Difference?

By Bob Keras on May 18, 2018

Have you checked the expiration date on your Massachusetts drivers license lately? Do you use it as your ID when you travel by air, train or bus to get through security? 

As of October 2020, you will no longer be able to use your current license as your ID to board a plane in the U.S. or to enter a federal building.  Instead, you'll need your license to comply with the new federal RealID..

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