April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. Throughout the month buildings and landmarks will go orange to support The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®) and raise cause awareness. Going orange is a tribute to the lifesaving work of the ASPCA and a celebration of kindness for living things. For more information, go to www.aspca.org.
Every vehicle has a 17-character VIN. It's unique to that vehicle, and it tells the manufacturer, make, model, year, which automotive features are included, and more.
Occasionally, you will need your vehicle's VIN – to open an auto insurance policy, fill out an accident report, contact Subaru Customer Service, request Roadside Assistance, take your vehicle to a dealer for service, sign up for Added Security, and so forth.
Subaru VINs are located on:
- The dashboard on the driver's side – most visible from outside, looking through the windshield
- The certification label on the pillar directly behind the driver's door
- Labels applied to various major body parts to help reduce the incidence of vehicle theft
- Your VIN also can be found on auto insurance and auto registration documents.
Reminder: You're not alone on the road. Some of the vehicles around you are larger, and others are smaller. Be aware of them as you drive.
It's springtime, and the warmer weather in many parts of the country means that more motorcycles and bicycles will be using the roadways. If you live in warmer climates, two-wheel vehicles are with you all year – so this is a reminder. Be ever vigilant, because these smaller vehicles are more difficult to see. Allow safe spacing between your vehicle and bicycles and motorcycles, for everyone's safety.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration lists a number of safety tips for sharing the road at www.sharetheroadsafely.org.
New Jersey (Safe Passage) and a number of other states have their own motorcycle and bicycle awareness programs.