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Where you travel, the vehicle rented, the rental contract and other factors can all impact coverage, so it really depends on the situation. Below is a... Read more >

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Even a well-maintained vehicle can break down, so it’s advisable to put together an emergency roadside kit to carry with you. A cell phone tops the list of suggested emergency kit contents since it allows you to call for help when and where you need it. Suggested emergency roadside kit contents include...

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MAPFRE Insurance was recently recognized with the prestigious ValChoice award for #1 Best Value for auto insurance in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Murphy Insurance is a proud representative of MAPFRE Insurance.

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When it comes to being safe on the road, it's all about good habits. Sometimes, we know what these are, but when faced with a particular circumstance, the feelings of "it won't happen to me" can cause us to make unwise decisions. Keeping these good habits in mind and sticking to them at all times will help to keep you safe.  Share the road, avoid distracted driving, buckle up, don't drive drunk....

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As a cyclist, you've chosen a sports activity that puts you on the road with a lot of vehicles.  No one needs to tell you that drivers have a... Read more >

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If you’re traveling with children, find out how to best keep them safe. Make sure car seats and booster seats are properly installed and that any children riding with you are in the car seat or booster seat best suited to protect them. There are other dangers to children in and around cars that you should know....

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Whatever getaway you plan, before you hook up that new boat or camper, or before you put your family or friends into your car, SUV, pickup, or RV, take the time to review some summer road travel safety tips. Prevention and planning are much easier than dealing with the consequences of a breakdown, or worse yet, a highway crash....

 

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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, designed to encourage all drivers and motorcyclists to “share the road” with each other. Safe riding practices and cooperation from all road users will help reduce the number of fatalities and injuries on our nation’s highways. But it’s especially important for motorists to understand the safety challenges faced by motorcyclists such as size and visibility, and motorcycle riding practices like downshifting and weaving to know how to anticipate and respond to them. By raising motorists’ awareness, both drivers and riders will be safer sharing the road.

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Massachusetts “managed competition” has significantly increased the variety of factors used by insurance companies to determine auto insur... Read more >

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When winter weather makes driving challenging, the safest solution is to stay off the roads, but that’s not always possible…or perhaps yo... Read more >

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The information provided in these articles are only general descriptions and should not be relied upon as complete, correct or accurate for your specific situation. All coverage informaiton is subject to policy provisions, endorsements and may be  subject to your meeting underwriting qualifications. Murphy Insurance Agency is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other noninsurance professional services. Consult an appropriate professional for advice regarding your own situation.