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NRMA Insurance Research Finds Drivers Are Losing Their Cool At School


(PRWEB) April 24, 2010

Car Insurance provider, NRMA Insurance is urging all NSW drivers to keep their cool when school goes back this week, after research reveals that almost 40 per cent of drivers are getting stressed when dropping off or collecting their children from school*.

The insurer also found that one in four drivers admitted to ignoring parking signs or rules when dropping off or picking up kids from school.

NRMA Car Insurance spokesperson Emily Gatt said we encourage all drivers to stay calm and follow the rules when in school drop-off zones.

We understand that everyone leads busy lives, which often means we can run late, however drivers should still make childrens safety a priority and be alert to the increased activity around schools.

Dropping children at school can be a stressful experience – there is often traffic congestion which can lead to drivers being distracted and frustrated.

Our research also showed us that 65 per cent of people get stressed about the behaviour of other parents and drivers in school drop-off zones.

More and more parents and carers drive kids to and from school rather than the child walking so there are a number of cars in the drop-off zones.

So we urge all drivers to follow the rules and keep their stress levels down when doing the school run for the safety of the children and their own benefit, Ms Gatt said.

[NRMA Car Insurance] http://www.nrma.com.au/car-insurance/index.shtmloffers some tips to drivers:


Try and leave home early to avoid the peak school drop-off and collection time;
Consider car pooling with other drivers to avoid doing the school run five days a week;
If you have the time, perhaps park away from the school and walk the child;
If youre caught in traffic remember to take a deep breath, sit back and enjoy the time getting frustrated can affect your ability to concentrate on the road.

*Based on Pure Profile Research, October 2009

NRMA Insurance is a leading insurance provider, offering car insurance quotes, home insurance, motorcycle insurance, travel insurance, business insurance, boat insurance, health insurance and caravan insurance in NSW.

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Occupy Alaska: Whilst Sarah Palin Appears To Russia in Her Backyard, Alaskan Protesters See New York City from Their Fronts


Anchorage, Alaska (PRWEB) October 14, 2011

This isnt what youd count on from the state recognized in the national media for politicians who place lipstick on pigs, hunt wolves from airplanes and abide by the motto, Drill child, drill. But Alaskans are a diverse folks, and they are coming collectively like in no way before to organize and stand in unity along side their neighbors to the East: the Occupy Wall Street Protestors. And so what if their neighborhood extends 5000 miles across the entire length of the USA? All the a lot more reason to help the hundreds of other occupations that have sprung up in past weeks from the Bering Sea to the Atlantic Ocean.

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At high noon on Saturday, Oct 15th, the largest protest however is scheduled to take location in Anchorage: Alaskas biggest city of 279,000 citizens. Hundreds of protestors from other far north towns like Fairbanks, the Kenai and Soldotna are arranging their own marches, or to car pool to Anchorage, even though some will have to travel hundreds of miles in what may be the first snowstorm of the season. Alaskas largest labor union, the American Federation of Labor, Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is joining the ranks, along side church congregations, the ACLU and NAACP. A joint Press Conference is scheduled for 12:30, Alaska time. A media table will sport a video camera where all neighborhood members will be encouraged to exercise their appropriate to free of charge speech. A myriad of speeches, trainings, and music will run all through the day on the primary stage. There will be a food drive for the needy. And according to the organizers, this is only the beginning.

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Michael Mason, an entrepreneur &amp IT specialist, explains how he became involved in Occupy Anchorage: A friend sent a hyperlink to a YouTube video I couldnt think my eyes as I watched peaceful protestors getting plummeted by police offices with batons and pepper-spray on the Brooklyn Bridge. I tried to get the details in the mainstream media, but no one particular was reporting it. I ultimately identified a reference to it in Russia Nowadays.

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Brian MacMillan, a carpenter and mountaineer, was so saddened by how his fellow Americans were becoming abused, or ignored by mainstream news, that he formed the Occupy Anchorage Facebook page. Days later, on Oct. 5th, he and many other outraged citizens held the initial protest in Alaska, which attracted dozens of other individuals. By their second rally on Oct. 8th, over 3 hundred other demonstrators showed up, a lot of carrying hand-produced indicators scrawled with sentiments like, We are the 99% and End Corporate Greed. Some carried American flags and wore shirts sporting bible quotes like Enjoy Thy Neighbor, in Deeds. Dozens attended a political science session by Activist Ted Madsen, who explained, Capitalism in itself is not undesirable. It is what we do with Capitalism that either helps a society, or hurts it.

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Remarkably, almost 25% of those in attendance at the rally subsequently volunteered to help organize future protests, and showed up at the UAA Student Union exactly where their 1st General Assembly meeting was held. Introductions were produced. Talents and resources were shared, I can help draft policy statements, I can print posters. In the space of two hours, they had organized committees and planned the next weeks events. They had a “” price range, but with everyone chipping in and donating services and resources, few seemed to notice. One particular excited planner beamed, “While our congress members are demonstrating democracy at its worse, we are putting into practice democracy at its greatest.”

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Amongst their ranks are teachers, construction workers, company owners, physicians, lawyers, veterans, enterprise owners, writers, food servers, retirees, and college students. Virtually all of them are employed, and have to balance work and family responsibilities with protesting.

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Despite their ethnic and ideological diversity, they are remarkably unified in their standard desires and neighborhood-centered principles: fairness in organization practices, taxation and healthcare compassion for these significantly less fortune increased consumer protections. They want to see the end of corporate greed, excess lobbying and the political posturing that is crippling our government. But most of all, the protestors agree that the “protest is the message.” By occupying their personal communal spaces, the protestors are creating a “Declaration of Interdependence.” They are saying, “We are in this together we care about our fellow Americans who are receiving a bum deal. We are Americans as well and we want to participate in the democratic procedure.” Even though politicians are saying little with their mouths, protestors across the globe are stomping out this message with their feet.

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Alaskans have lived these sentiments for a lengthy time. Life in harsh situations has taught them they want their neighbors to survive. As Amy Katz, a cross-cultural communication Instructor at the University of Alaska, explains, We need to understand what Native Alaskans have constantly recognized: it requires a whole neighborhood to hunt and consume a whale. It would be madness for a hunter to bring back 1,000 pounds of meat to the village and not want to share. Yet, thats what our Wall Street bankers and billionaires who refuse to pay their fair share of taxes are undertaking. It is heartbreaking to see those significantly less fortunate than us starving, even although the cupboards subsequent door are overflowing.

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