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A Safe & Spooktacular Halloween!

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Halloween is a spooky & special time of year for our little ghosts and goblins. Laughter, trick or treating, candy and great memories are the themes of October 31st . With less than two weeks until Halloween, it is time to think about making it as safe and sane as possible because, as the saying goes “it is all fun and games until somebody gets hurt”.

Avoid the hurt by helping kids pick the right costume, keeping these safety tips in mind:

  • Avoid long costumes that your trick or treaters can trip on
  • No high heels or too-big shoes
  • Avoid black costumes, choose bright colors and enhance them use reflective strips
  • No matter the costumes, put glow stick bracelets and necklaces on your children to make them more visible
  • Avoid popular unitard costumes, as they make visibility and breathing difficult for young ghosts
  • Use makeup on faces instead of masks, so children can see more clearly
  • Make sure accessories, don’t have sharp edges

Halloween falls on a Saturday this year, so expect more people out and more cars on the roads. Safety experts suggest parents talk and train their kids before the night of Halloween, when let’s be honest, they are too excited to really listen. Experts suggest taking kids out in the neighborhood they will be canvassing and do a “run through” – that way, both parent and child know what to expect. In addition, share the following safety tips with your kiddos.

  1. Carry a flashlight at all times
  2. Cross at corners, using traffic signals or crosswalks
  3. Look both ways before crossing roads
  4. Do not walk and text, particularly in roadways
  5. Make eye contact with driver before crossing in front of their vehicle
  6. Walk on sidewalks or paths
  7. Watch for cars that are turning or backing up
  8. Do not enter street from between parked cars
  9. Stay in groups and have at least one phone that is fully charged in case of emergency

If you are driving on Halloween, be aware that prime trick or treating hours are from 5:30-9:30, slow down and be alert especially in residential neighborhoods. Taking a few precautions will hopefully keep all the scares more imaginary than real.

Oh yeah, from all of us at Adopt-A-Highway remind them to make it a LITTER-FREE Halloween! Have a spooktacular time!

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Baltimore adds Sponsor-A-Road Program

We are pleased to announce the introduction of a Sponsor-A-Road Program in the City of Baltimore.

Miss Shirley's Cafe - one of the 1st sponsors of Adopt-A-Road in Baltimore

Miss Shirley’s Cafe is one of the inaugural sponsors of Sponsor-A-Road in Baltimore

Adopt-A-Highway Litter Removal Service of America, Inc. has worked with Baltimore City Department of Transportation to establish this innovative, self-sustaining program. The aim of Sponsor-A-Road is to keep the streets of Baltimore litter-free and promote this community’s pride while also freeing up funds for the DOT to spend on other important safety initiatives.

Sponsor-A-Road is available on all major roadways and gateways in the City of Baltimore. All 1-mile segments will be cleaned on a monthly basis by our safety, trained crews. As of October 1, 2015 more than 60 miles had already been sponsored in the Sponsor-A-Road program. Sponsors receive recognition on their “Road” with a sign displaying their name and logo. The program is open to businesses, organizations and individuals. Join Rouge Fine Catering, Miss Shirley’s Cafe, Nevins & Associates, Mom’s Organic Market, Broadmead, Inc. and Autobahn Indoor Speedway, to name a few in this joint venture to keep Baltimore roads clean and safe.

For more information about City of Baltimore Sponsor-A-Road you are invited to call 800-390-2420, email Paige Woods, Territory Manager at paige@adoptahighway.net or visit our City of Baltimore page on our website – www.adoptahighway.net

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Sponsor Spotlight: Rouge Fine Catering

Sponsor-A-Highway marketing that works!

Now, THIS is smart advertising! The Rouge Fine Catering name is seen by hundreds of thousands of cars md-rouge-fine-catering-4-eper days AND we are contributing to our community by participating to the cleaning of our local highways! Definitely a win-win situation.  Green customers think we are COOL! Additionally, having developed the familiarity of our brand with the commuter has facilitated the recognition of our name when potential customers do a web search for a caterer. The highway signs have broadened our clientele and have helped us to become one of the largest caterers in Maryland.”

– Jonathan Soudry, Chef/Owner ROUGE Fine Catering, www.rougecatering.com

 

ROUGE FINE CATERING’s commitment to Sponsor-A-Highway has been overwhelming. They joined the program over 2 years ago and currently have 50+ signs. Offering quality food and excellent service, Rouge is proud to not only Sponsor-A-Highway, but to also support local farmers and co-ops. Rouge has built a solid reputation based on its delicious food but also for its sustainability and “green” efforts. We are thankful one of those “green“ efforts is working with us!

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NC Expands Sponsor-A-Highway Program

North Carolina Sponsor-A-Highway is going Statewide!

NCDOT initially launched the Sponsor-A-Highway Program in 2011. We at Adopt-A-Highway Litter Removal Service of America, Inc. are proud to say we have been a service provider for the program since its inception. Sponsor-A-Highway allows individuals, businesses, corporations and organizations to sponsor the litter removal of a specific 1-mile segment of NC Interstates for a reasonable fee. We do all the cleaning, sponsors get the recognition. For helping keep NC Clean, sponsors receive a full color sign displaying the company name and logo installed at the beginning of the sponsored segment.

After success in the Wake-Durham County area, NCDOT has decided to launch Sponsor-A-Highway statewide. Starting on October 1, 2015, there will be 2,400 1-mile segments. All North Carolina Interstates are available for sponsorship: I-26, I-40, I-73, I-74, I-77, I-85, I-95, I-140, I-240, I-277, I-440, I-485, I-540, I-785 and the I-795.

 

NC Sponsorship Sign

 

In addition to expanding the program statewide, NCDOT has rolled out a new larger sign – six feet wide by four feet tall – for greater visibility for their sponsors.

We are expecting prime locations to go quickly, so if you are interested in a North Carolina sponsorship contact Paige@adoptahighway.net or go to our quote page to request pricing information.

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True Cost of Owning a Car

Here at Adopt-A-Highway, we like to help keep you informed about all things transportation and we think these are interesting statistics for all drivers & car buyers out there!

Cars are an important part of our lives – how we get to and from work, play and school. They are an expensive component of our annual budget – but just how much does your car actually cost you each year?

The average owner will spend $8,698 in 2015 to own and operate a sedan, down 2% from 2014, according to AAA. This includes the cost of fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license and registration fees, taxes, depreciation and finance charges associated with driving a typical sedan 15,000 miles annually.

How much does your car really cost?

How much does your car really cost?

In the United States, a driver will to spend approximately 58 cents for each mile driven, nearly $725 per month, to cover the fixed and variable costs related to owning and operating a car. Fuel and insurance are the two largest expenses; however, depreciation makes up a big chunk of overall vehicle cost. The numbers also don’t include the cost of parking, which if you live in a city, you know they can be very expensive.

Of course, the numbers for every driver and every car will be different, but the point to note here is that the true cost to operate a vehicle is much higher than just the gas you put in it. Something to consider when you are buying a new or used car.

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9/11

A National Day of Service and Remembrance.

We at Adopt-A-Highway pray for the families and remember the victims of 9/11.

 Let us all Never Forget!911-national-day-of-service-and-remembrance

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Sponsor Spotlight: EarthCam

Adopt-A-Highway Litter Removal Service would like to THANK EarthCam for it’s unique views of the world and for helping keep that world clean!

EarthCam helping keep the our roads clean and safe!

EarthCam helping keep the our roads clean and safe!

EarthCam, Inc., launched EarthCam.com in 1996 with a mission to build a network of webcams offering views of unique and popular destinations worldwide. The site quickly became a place “Where the World Watches the World”, offering viewers internationally access to thousands of webcams.

EarthCam has built a reputation for creating opportunities for viewers to experience events without leaving their homes. Whether it’s a webcast of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, Mardi Gras from New Orleans’ famous Bourbon Street or visiting the pandas’ den at Zoo Atlanta. EarthCam brings viewers to each location through their live webcams.

By visiting EarthCam.com you can see historical places and landmarks around the world. EarthCam cameras are located at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington DC, Seattle’s Space Needle, Wall Street’s notable Charging Bull, in the  torch of the Statue of Liberty and more, all of which deliver unique views, both live and archived.

As the company has grown, EarthCam expanded beyond building its network of tourism cameras and extended its reach into other industries by developing and delivering technology for many applications in verticals including construction, transportation, and surveillance. With that concept came the creation of EarthCam.net, a site for businesses and organizations to purchase webcams and EarthCam’s proprietary software to manage their camera networks.

With EarthCam, you can literally see the whole world! It is no wonder EarthCam is a Sponsor-A-Highway sponsor – they are committed to keeping the world a clean place for millions of people to view!

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What is Labor Day?

 

Keep American and the highways clean this Labor Day!

Keep American and the highways clean this Labor Day

Labor Day is a federal holiday. All Government offices, schools and organizations and many businesses are closed. But, really, what is Labor Day?

Labor Day is a holiday in the United States that is dedicated to workers across the country. The intention of the holiday is to recognize the contributions that laborers make to the United States as a whole. The public holiday always falls on the first Monday in September – this year it is Monday, September 7th. Interestingly, one of key reasons for choosing to celebrate on the first Monday in September was to add a holiday in the long gap between Independence Day and Thanksgiving.

The first Labor Day was actually held in 1882 and it became a federal holiday in 1894. It was originally envisioned that the day would be filled with street parades to allow the public to appreciate the work of the trade and labor organizations. A festival was often held to amuse local workers and their families. These traditions have changed over the years. Now Labor Day is viewed as the last big hurrah of summer and a busy travel weekend. In fact, according to AAA, 35.5 million Americans, will travel over this coming holiday weekend. An estimated 87% of travelers will get where they’re going by car (lots of eyes to see those Sponsor-A-Highway signs); 7% will fly and 5% by other modes of transportation, including bus and rail.

So there you have it – Labor Day in a nutshell. Just another Fun Fact from Adopt-A-Highway Litter Removal Service of America.

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Sponsor Spotlight: Lion’s Choice

Sponsor Spotlight: Lion's Choice

Support Sponsor-A-Highway, try a Lion’s Choice Roast Beef Sandwich today!

Lion’s Choice is a quick-service chain famous for serving lean, thinly shaved roast beef sandwiches in the Saint Louis area for nearly 50 years. Lion’s Choice first opened its doors in Ballwin, MO in 1967 and has grown to 24 locations throughout the Saint Louis area.

Lion’s Choice’s built its reputation by serving customers top-round roast beef, slow-roasted daily on-site, shaved thin to order and served with a dash of secret seasoning on a steamed bun. Its long-standing devotion to quality, taste, and nutrition, combined with its exceptional customer service has earned Lion’s Choice a loyal customer base and a reputation as a Saint Louis institution. In fact, many transplanted Saint Louisans make Lion’s Choice their first stop when they come back home to visit. Its dedication to delivering quality food with great service has earned Lion’s Choice recognition as the Best Fast Food Restaurant in the area multiple times.

Lion’s Choice has a long history of supporting its community through participation in charitable organizations and by sponsoring schools and youth activities.

For nearly 50 years, Lion’s Choice has been committed to supporting our community and doing our part to make our community a better place. The Adopt-A-Highway program offers us the opportunity to keep our community and our highways clean,” says Mark Disper, President and CEO of Lion’s Choice.

Given its long-standing commitment to the community, it is no surprise that Lion’s Choice has partnered with Adopt-A-Highway to keep Saint Louis clean.

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Back to School Safety

Back to School Safety tips from Adopt A Highway

Every child deserves a safe route to school – Back to School Safety

As summer draws to an end and the classroom bell rings in the new school year, 55 million children across the United States will be heading back to school. Of that total, AAA estimates that 13% of students walk or bike to school. Always in late August/September, road travel increases and traffic patterns shift, making this a dangerous time of year for both drivers and pedestrians.  Here are some safety tips that parents can use to help get your kids safely to and from school:

  • Practice the route with your children
  • Teach them to always use the same route, no shortcuts
  • Cross streets only at crosswalks, preferably with crossing guards
  • Always use left-right-left rule when crossing the street
  • Put away the cell phone – distracted walking/biking can be as dangerous as distracted driving
  • Walk in a group
  • Don’t wear headphones
  • Bikers should obey traffic laws just like vehicles
  • If riding a bike or scooter, always wear a helmet
  • Younger children should be taught to walk bikes across the street
  • And, always Adopt-A-Highway’s favorite tip – Don’t Litter

Every child deserves a safe route to school – we can all help by taking a little extra care and paying closer attention this time of year.

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