The Happiest People Live in Alaska

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Alaska Has the Happiest People

Anyone living in Anchorage, Alaska, already knows why we choose to live in the great state of Alaska; however, a recent survey confirmed what we already knew—we live in one of the best states in America. According to a story in the New York Post, the happiest people in America live in Hawaii and Alaska. The story begins with this statement: “If you want to improve your sense of well-being, leave the lower 48.” This is exciting but old news for the residents in Anchorage, Alaska. We have always known that Alaska is the best place to live, but it is nice to know the rest of the United States is catching up with us.  [Read more…]

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Holiday Travel Tips You Can’t Leave Behind

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There are movies abound that showcase the pure headache that is holiday traveling. Even when the end result is quality family time, we admit, sometimes we question whether it’s worth it. Whether you’re planning your travels for the road or the sky, Kelley & Canterbury, LLC wants to give you some tips to ease the holiday travel stress and maximize your quality family time this holiday season.

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Winter Driving Tips for New Drivers

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New drivers are at an increased risk of accidents in winter weather because they may not have the experience needed to successfully avoid ice- and snow-related accidents. At the same time, winter hazards increase accidents during cold weather for all drivers. By following these five tips for new drivers, you can reduce your risk of an accident this winter.

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Winter Fun in Anchorage, Alaska

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Winter in Alaska is a beautiful time of year, with soft blankets of snow, glistening trees, and holiday spirit. Here at Kelley & Canterbury LLC, we enjoy getting together with our family and friends for the holidays.

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Whether you’re looking for a nice, quiet winter at home or a holiday adventure, there’s plenty to do around Anchorage this winter. Here are a few of our recommendations and tips on staying safe this season. [Read more…]

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How to Winterize Your Vehicle for the Alaska Winter

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Preparing for the winter weather in Anchorage entails more than buying some home heating fuel and pulling out the heavy winter coats. Ensuring your car is ready for winter is just as important. By taking the time for a little vehicle preparation, you can reduce your risk of an accident, as well as help keep yourself and your family safe if an accident does occur. Here is some advice from our attorneys.

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Is it safe to ride a bicycle during the winter in Alaska?

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Riding a bicycle in winter can be tricky, especially when weather leads to poor road conditions and visibility is at a minimum. Even so, some people choose to commute by bike or ride for recreation during the coldest months in Alaska. By taking the right precautions to reduce your risk of an accident, you can safely ride a bicycle in Anchorage this winter.

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What does low snow fall mean for Anchorage roads?

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We live in Anchorage, Alaska so we are covered in snow during the winter, right?  Most winters the answer would be, “yes” but this winter that is not the case. Anchorage has had one of the lowest snowfalls on record this year.

This season, Anchorage received just under 25 inches of snow making it one of the three least-snowy seasons to date since 1952. You would think that having a low snowfall would be a good thing for many people working, living, and visiting Anchorage; however, that is not always the case. [Read more…]

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Many Local Alaska Car Accidents Are Avoidable – Here’s How

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Local Accident ReportsThe Alaska midnight sun is distracting making it hard to appreciate brake lights on the Highways and the beautiful scenery from mountains, foliage and wildlife is a major distraction this time of year.  Of course no texting and driving and if you’re lost, pull over to find your way or get directions rather than looking at GPS on your phone.

According to news reports, police responded to more than 85 crashes – including ten with injuries – in Anchorage alone. While weather can make driving more difficult, some precautions might reduce your risk of a wintertime car accident. [Read more…]

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Springtime Distracted Driving

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Springtime Distracted DrivingGlenn Highway, especially near the Knik River Bridge, has an unfortunate history when it comes to motor vehicle accidents and fatalities. In March of 2014, one person died and five others were injured on the northbound side of the highway. This occurred when a pickup truck driving southbound crossed the median and ran head-on into an RV, later hitting a van. The highway was shut down, leading to traffic and complications on other roads throughout the area. [Read more…]

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Technology: Preventing or Promoting Distracted Driving Car Accidents?

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Distracting Technology in the CarYou might know by now that distracted driving is dangerous. If you don’t know by now, then you probably should. Statistics and research has shown that distracted driving is as likely to cause a serious accident as drunk driving.

But, what constitutes distracted driving exactly? There are many answers to that question because distracted driving can come in a number of forms.  Putting on another layer of mascara, eating, shaving, and fiddling with the radio knobs are all distractions that can impair driving and result in accidents. But, there is a much bigger culprit: cellphone and smartphone use.

In this technological age, smartphones have become an extension of our lives. Gone are the days of relying on a planner or waiting until you get in to work to check your email. Smartphones make all of that capable from the palm of your hand. Teens and young adults are especially familiar with smartphones and all the communication and Internet capability at their fingertips, which is likely the reason why teenagers scrolling and typing behind the wheel cause a larger majority of distracted driving car accidents.

Technological distraction behind the wheel isn’t just a young adult problem: nearly 50% of adults admit to texting or using their phone while driving. And accident statistics truly prove it. Distracted driving causes 25% of the total amount of accidents that happen every year, that’s about 1.6 million.

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