Safety Tips While Driving with Pets

A dog in a cloth carriage restrained in the rear seat of a car using a pet leash, signifying keeping your pet safe while driving.Animal-lovers tend to think of pets as members of the family. Pet owners will often take their dog or cat along with them to the local groomer, pet store, or even on road trips. However, whereas humans can take precautions when driving, such as fastening their seatbelt, it’s much more difficult to impart the same level of safety for our pets. Seeing as animals can often be rambunctious and unpredictable, it’s best to become aware of some safety tips while driving with pets. [Read more…]

How Telematics Affect Your Auto Insurance

Car dashboard with neon interface communicating telematics affect on auto insuranceYour personal information is precious, so when insurance companies began introducing incentives for policyholders to install tracking devices – also known as telematics – in their vehicles, the public was justifiably wary. But if you can look past the myths of telematics, you can discover the benefits these devices provide to both drivers and insurance providers. Whether you are still suspicious or are looking to install one of these devices in your vehicle, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the ways telematics work and affect your auto insurance. [Read more…]

4 Rules for Sharing the Roads with Trucks

This time of the year brings a lot of traffic – it seems as though the roads become more populated every day. There are drivers rushing to get to work, those drivers tailgating the people taking a casual drive, and trucks carrying loads of inventory. Roads during the holidays are filled with trucks carrying gifts, food for grocery stores, or just more of their regular inventory. It is important that drivers in cars learn how to safely share the road with truck drivers. [Read more…]

3 Ways You Can Lower Your Motorcycle Premium

3 Ways You Can Lower Your Motorcycle PremiumInsurance can get expensive, but did you know motorcycle safety, belonging in an association, and the right bike can help lower the price of your motorcycle premium? There are many factors that play a role in determining your insurance costs. Here are a few ways you can lower your premium. [Read more…]

Winter Driving Guide: How to Avoid Accidents

Waking up to a thick white blanket of snow covering everything in sight can be one of the many joys of the season. That is, until you have to drive in it. According to the American Journal of Public Health, there are 1.5 million annual car crashes associated with poor driving conditions caused by weather. These dangerous driving conditions have lead to an estimated 7,000 people killed each year and 800,000 more injured. [Read more…]

6 Tips to Stop That Texting While Driving Accident

We have all heard that texting while driving is bad. It’s not just bad–it can be fatal. We all know it, yet many of us are still tempted to pick up our phones while behind the wheel. Whether you are headed across the country or across town, keeping your hands on the wheel and away from your phone can be the difference between life and death.

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