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Preventing Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a danger to everyone on the road. The University of Minnesota produced a study revealing that talking on the phone while behind the wheel impairs one’s ability to drive even more so than driving intoxicated. Texting is just as dangerous. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration warns that sending or reading text…

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Driving Safely With Pets

Whether it is a trip to the vet, a short drive to the park, or a family road trip, you will inevitably need to hop in the car with your pet. Just like any other passenger, pets need to be properly secured for the safety of both the animal and other passengers. To keep all…

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Safe Vehicles for Teens

Parents of teenagers want their young drivers in a safe and reliable car. However, for many families, purchasing a new Top Safety Pick¬†vehicle is not in the budget. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), and Consumer Reports (CR) published a list of affordable, safe, and reliable used vehicles. Their…

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Essential Items to Keep in Your Car

It is important to be prepared no matter what happens on the road. You’ll never know when an emergency will arise. Do an inventory of your car’s emergency kit before hitting the open road! Tire Pressure Gauge Keep a tire pressure gauge handy and check your tires often. Routine checks can extend the life of…

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Rental Car Insurance

When renting a car, the rental company will typically ask if you would like to purchase insurance coverage for the vehicle. How will you respond? It is important to know what type of coverage is included in your own auto policy and what additional coverage may be needed. Since auto policies differ, never assume you…

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