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10 tips for safe winter driving

winter driving tips

10 tips to help prepare for safe winter driving. When winter weather makes driving challenging, the safest solution is to stay off the roads, but that’s not always possible so be sure to take precautions if you need to be out in the elements.

car accident preparedness

Being prepared and knowing what to do if you are involved in an accident can save lives, reduce injuries and make the claims process simpler and easier.

crashed car

Don't risk financial losses because someone else isn’t covered. If you’re involved in a serious accident with a motorist who doesn't have an auto insurance policy, you could be at risk for substantial financial losses. Uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage is designed to protect against that possibility.

Auto insurance for teen drivers

car insurance for teen drivers

Having a teen driver in your house is a big milestone. Before your teen gets a learners permit, make a call to your insurance agent. Your representative can explain the costs involved in insuring a teenage driver. The good news is, as your teenager gets older, insurance rates will drop—providing he or she has a good driving record. Involving your teen at the outset is a wise decision.

rental vehicle insurance

Will your Massachusetts auto insurance policy cover a rental vehicle? Where you travel, the vehicle rented, the rental contract and other factors can all impact coverage, so it really depends on the situation. Here is a general overview of issues to consider.

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...

share the road

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 met; 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....

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. There are other dangers to children in and around cars that you should know....

summer driving tips

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....

motorcycle share the road

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 nations highways. But it is 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.

 

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.