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September 2014 Archives

Fall hazards Wisconsin drivers should be aware of

In a prior post, we noted how the fall weather can lead football fans to be on the highway during the season, and how drowsy driving can be dangerous during that time. With this post, we focus on additional hazards that can come about because of the change in weather and other factors that are apparent during the fall.

Why drowsy driving may be dangerous during the fall

While the summer driving season has officially ended, football season across Wisconsin keeps drivers on the road during fall weekends. At this time of year, law enforcement officers are undoubtedly looking to keep drunk drivers off the road because of the hazard to the general public. However, it is worth wondering if the same attention is paid to drowsy drivers.

Why uninsured motorist coverage is important

Let’s face it, insurance coverage commercials are the most entertaining on television. From Aaron Rodgers’ encounter with Hans and Franz, to the Geico pig and Gecko, car insurers appear as if they are more concerned with entertaining viewers to make a name for themselves rather than advertising the beneficial aspects of their policies.

Good things to do after an accident

You do quite a bit to keep safe and avoid accidents. You wear your seatbelt, maintain safe speeds and avoid distractions while driving. However, you may still be involved in an accident. Despite all the safety precautions, nothing can really prepare you for what you need to do when one occurs. Nevertheless, there are a number of helpful tips that you can employ in order to preserve your rights.

Three things that auto insurers won't tell you

Shopping for car insurance should seem simple. You look for a policy you can afford, you get information about the levels of coverage, and that should be enough to make a decision. Indeed, many insurers try to get your attention through promotions and catchy commercials (this is why Flo from Progressive and the gecko from Geico are famous). Nevertheless, through all the hype and money saving promises that car insurers throw out to consumers, there are a number of things insurers won’t tell you that if you knew about them, you probably wouldn’t do business with them.

Can cars be safer if they watch a driver's eyes?

With automakers releasing their 2015 model year vehicles this month, it is expected that many will include crash avoidance systems such as lane integrity warnings, back up cameras and blind spot warning systems. Some models will even include park assist systems, which employ small cameras and radar systems to guide a car into a parking spot.

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