1. Turn your cell phone off and put it in the glove box while driving.
Cell phones are a big distraction that can be avoided by turning your
phone off and putting it away before you hit the road. We encourage
you to join in on the #gloveboxchallenge and place your phone in the
glove box to avoid being tempted to check it while behind the wheel.
2. If you must take a phone call, pull over before picking it up.
Sometimes we have to take calls while we are on the road. If you do,
make sure to pull over to a safe location before taking the phone
3. Do not text and drive for any reason.
No text or tweet is worth your life. Reading a text takes your eyes
off the road for a minimum of 5 seconds. If you’re driving at 55 mph,
you will travel the distance of a football field in those 5 seconds.
Keeping your eyes and your mind on the road is essential.
4. If you need to use GPS, enter the destination before you take off.
If you know you will need directions on your drive, make sure to enter
the destination before you take off. If you get lost and need
directions, pull over to a safe location before trying to enter your
5. Focus on driving.
When you are behind the wheel, your focus should be on the road.
Distractions that take your eyes and mind off of the road are not
worth your life or anyone else’s. Multi-tasking while driving is a
risk that no one should take.
If you’re in a car accident and want to file a claim with a car insurance company, then you’re likely going to be dealing with an auto insurance claims adjuster. Claims adjusters work for the insurance company to deal with claimants, investigate the details of the accident, check your coverage, and determine a settlement to cover your loss or damage.
Did you know that December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month? Every year since 1981 each President of the United States has dedicated this month to educating the public on the dangers of driving while impaired.
Winter is coming and in many parts of the country, winter weather can be unpredictable. Suddenly every day tasks like driving become more difficult due to snow, ice, or freezing rain. According to the NHTSA, 17% of all vehicle crashes occur during winter conditions. It is important to take extra precautions when it comes to driving in these circumstances.
While gap insurance isn’t required to be a part of your insurance policy, this type of add-on coverage can financially protect you from a total loss. If you owe more on your loan than your car’s current market value, you are considered “underwater” or “upside-down” on your loan. In order to avoid making payments on damages that exceed the value of your car, it may be worth it to consider adding gap insurance to your policy.