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Thanksgiving driver safety

Nov 22 2011

Michael Murphy  President 

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Everyone has their personal traditions. Maybe it's attending a high school or college football game. Perhaps it's being with a big group or just a smaller intimate gathering. It's certainly a time when I reflect on all the things I have to be thankful for including our customers, who place their trust in Murphy Insurance Agency, and our great team of associates, who work diligently to take care of all the details.

For many of us, what Thanksgiving also brings is the need to travel. In fact, the Thanksgiving holiday and weekend are among the most heavily traveled days of the year, and as an insurance person, I would be remiss if I didn't point out that they are some of the most dangerous. From 1999 to 2009 during this weekend, an average of 554 persons were killed each year in car crashes according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. So, for your safety, here are just a few friendly reminders of things you can do to keep yourself protected.  We encourage everyone to:

  • Buckle up
  • Share the road...be patient
  • Avoid distracted driving
  • Share driving duties with a companion
  • Obey speed limits & road rules
  • Stay alert...stop every two hours
  • Don’t drink and drive
  • Don’t drive drowsy or sleepy
  • Give yourself plenty of time

Whether you spend Thanksgiving with family, friends or both, all of us at Murphy Insurance Agency wish you and yours a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

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