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Guide to Safe Driving in the Rain

March 18

Driving in the rain can be a slippery situation – slick road conditions, poor visibility and possible hydroplaning or skidding. More than 1 million weather-related crashes occur each year – most on wet pavement and nearly half while raining.

Smart drivers know techniques for driving in the rain, avoiding hydroplaning and using the vehicle’s safety features. Here are some tips for driving in wet conditions that you can save for a rainy day.
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Preventing Teen Driving Distractions

March 17

Like oil and water, driving and cell phone use don’t mix – particularly if you’re a teen.

An estimated 421,000 people were injured in vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver in 2012, according to Distraction.gov. For teens, the statistics were even more frightening – 21% of drivers 15-19 years old involved in fatal crashes were distracted by a cell phone. Continue reading

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Spring Break Travel Tips

March 14

After one of the coldest winters in decades, families have their eyes set on spring break trips to warmer climates. But before making travel arrangements, here are a few tips to help make your vacation a relaxing one. Continue reading

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Tornado Preparation Tips for your Home and Car

March 3

While many people think tornadoes impact only the Midwest, every state in the country is vulnerable to tornadoes, according to NOAA. Approximately 1,200 tornadoes hit the U.S. each year, causing an average of $24,000 in home damage and $4,000 in auto damage. Our claims department reviewed data related to tornadoes from 2008 and 2012 and found that other than a direct hit, the majority of tornado damage to homes and cars occurs from falling tree debris or fallen trees.

Since this week is National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, it’s the perfect time to learn about the ways you can prep your car and home.
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