The best advice for driving in bad winter weather is not to drive at all, if you can avoid it. Don’t go out until the snow plows and sanding trucks have had a chance to do their work, and allow yourself extra time to reach your destination. If you must drive in snowy conditions, make sure your car is prepared and that you know how to handle road conditions. It’s helpful to practice winter driving techniques in a snowy, open parking lot, so you’re familiar with how your car handles. Consult your owner’s manual for tips specific to your vehicle. Read More
Driving in the winter means snow, sleet and ice that can lead to slower traffic, hazardous road conditions, hot tempers and unforeseen dangers. To help you make it safely through winter, here are some suggestions from the National Safety Council to make sure that you and your vehicle are prepared. Read More
The economic downturn seems to have spared no one. No matter who you are or what you do, everyone seems to have been affected in some way. Let’s hope that one bright spot might be an increased sense of community that comes from “neighbor helping neighbor.” What better to do this than to support local businesses and non-profits.
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With the increase of seasonal visitors and traffic, driving on Aquidneck Island can be frustrating at this time of year. Combining our busy schedules with extra traffic can tempt us all to multi-task behind the wheel. But don’t do it! Here’s why you should hang up and just drive…
Driver distractions or inattentive driving play a part in one out of every four motor vehicle crashes. That is more than 1.5 million collisions a year and 4,300 crashes daily, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
According to Distraction.gov there are three main types of distraction:
Remember just one distraction is all it takes…
Content Sources: Information Insurance Institute, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Distraction.gov
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This is the time of year when many people start to consider purchasing a sailboat or powerboat. Many people, however, are unaware of the significant loss exposure this creates, and some people mistakenly believe that there is coverage available under their personal auto policy. The auto policy, however, does not provide any liability or physical damage coverage for boats. Other people may look to their homeowners policy for coverage. Most homeowners policies, however, only cover certain low-valued or low-powered boats. Thus, you should contact your agent before buying a boat to discuss the proper insurance protection for it. The following tips will assist you in this process.
Finally, call us at 401-846-9629 to discuss! As fellow boaters we can help you to navigate watercraft coverage options and we’ll always do what’s best for you!
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One recent insurance survey suggests that over 30 million U.S. households own insurance policies that are seriously out-of-date. As a result, the following questions should be asked. If the answer to one or more of these questions is yes, then you should contact your insurance agent as soon as possible so your insurance policies can be appropriately updated. Read More