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State Fund Hosts Safe Winter Driving Seminar

October 27, 2008

BAKERSFIELD/SAN FRANCISCO – State Compensation Insurance Fund in partnership with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is presenting a safety seminar – Winterize Your Driving - on November 6 in Bakersfield. The seminar – free of charge - is designed for any employer who has fleet vehicles as part of their business operations.

Winter is the most difficult driving season. The leading causes of deaths during winter storms are automobile accidents. When the weather changes drastically drivers need to change their driving habits.

The featured speaker is Greg Williams of the California Highway Patrol. Williams will discuss the risks of winter driving and provide important tips crucial to offset weather hazards. He will explain how to prepare vehicles for the winter season and how to react to emergency situations such as being stranded or lost during winter storms. Attendees will be taught to proactively tackle the perils associated with winter weather conditions.

“Bakersfield, and the surrounding areas, is regularly impacted by varied weather conditions including fog, heavy rain, and sleet during the winter which can impact driving conditions in seconds,” said Officer Williams, “Being prepared is the most essential component of winter driving and this seminar does just that.”

The seminar which runs from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. will be held on November 6 at Hodel’s Country Dining located at 5917 Knudsen Drive, Bakersfield. Registration starts at 7:45 a.m. and a continental breakfast will be served from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. To register by phone please contact Jackie Gunderson at (661) 664-4021 or fax attn. Jackie at (661) 664-4100 or email at jagunderson@scif.com. You can also register online.

The Bakersfield seminar is part of State Fund’s Employer Education Series, a broad spectrum of informative presentations offered throughout the state to help employers create safe workplaces. State Fund has the largest safety and health services program among California workers’ compensation insurance carriers.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Headquartered in San Francisco, State Compensation Insurance Fund is California’s largest provider of worker’s compensation insurance with approximately 200,000 policyholders. Established by the Legislature in 1914, State Fund is a nonprofit, self-supporting, fairly competitive public enterprise that serves a dual role as both a market of choice and the safety net for California employers seeking workers’ compensation insurance.

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