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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:  Cell phone  First aid kit  Flashlight  Flares and a white flag Jumper cables  Jack (and ground mat) for changing a tire  Work gloves and a change of clothes  Basic repair tools ...

share the road

Whether your a new driver on one with years of experience, it's always good to review safe driving habits. Even if you know what good habits are, there are often times where you're put in a situation where you have to make a decision to drive.  When it doubt, let someone else drive, pull over or call a cab.   Avoid Fatigue The best way to stay focused while driving is to avoid fatigue. Schedule your ...

Covid-19 Business Resources

Throughout the ongoing COVID-19 situation, businesses have had to learn fast, be creative, and absorb an incredible amount of information related to not only their actual business activities but also their employees.  When you have questions, certainly it's good to rely on those trusted service providers that you use for your business such as your attorney, accountant, bank, insurance agent, etc.; however, doing independent reading and research can also help to understand the overall ...

MA Driver's License

As of June 4th, the Massachusetts RMV is allowing standard Driver’s Licenses & ID Cards to be renewed using photos that were taken when customers were under 21 years old (as long as the photo was taken less than 14 years ago). This change makes more customers eligible to renew their standard license or ID online now. However, they cannot obtain a REAL ID online at this time.  Renewal Reminder Letters The MA RMV has sent ...

cyber liability insurance

The Internet has changed the way most of us do business and has increased liability exposures. If any of the items listed below apply to your business, you most likely have Cyber Liability exposures. you communicate by email you provide information or services through a website you conduct e-commerce you store and use customer information electronically why be concerned? While there are many publicized hacking attacks against large companies reported in the news, smaller companies face increasing computer liability risks, ...

protect children in car

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. All children 13 and younger should ride in the back seat. And remember, all passengers in your vehicle should be buckled up!  Go to NHTSA's, child passenger safety recommendations to find out how ...

summer driving tips

Memorial Day is often thought of as the kick-off of summer vacation season.  There are many great things about summer but few can match the fun of a family vacation road trip. Families, friends, colleagues—we all start talking about where to go this summer. Families make plans to spend time together – that trip to the shore, the cabin in the mountains, camping at the lake. Friends start lining up their days off to ...

motorcycle share the road

In 2018, motorcycle rider deaths accounted for 14% of all motor vehicle crash deaths. While there was a 5% decrease in motorcycle deaths over the previous year, this was still a loss of 4,985 lives with the greatest frequency of occurrences happening in June, July & August. Based on miles traveled, the number of deaths on motorcycles, in 2017, was nearly 27 times the number in cars according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Safe riding practices and ...

Covid-19 Update Murphy Insurance Agency

As the Commonwealth of Massachusetts prepares for a phased reopening beginning on Monday, May 18th, we want to inform you there will be no immediate changes to the existing status of Murphy Insurance Agency’s services or hours. Our team members will continue to be available to assist you by phone and email Monday – Friday, 8:30AM – 4:30PM and on Saturday, 8:30AM – 12:00PM.  All Murphy Insurance office locations will remain closed to visitors until ...

insurance for cyclists

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 lot more physical protection than you do on your bike, and it's the cyclist who is most at risk of injury. In 2018, 857 cyclists died in motor vehicle accidents, which is the deadliest year in almost 30 years. (NHTSA)  While you take every precaution to ...

 

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