According to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, many drivers treat driver-assist technology as fully self-driving. In the study, the IIHS questioned 600 drivers who often use manufacturer's driving assistance tools. A majority of them were more likely to perform non-driving-related activities like eating or texting while using these features.
The squeal of tires, the crunching of metal or plastic, shattering of glass—those are sounds no driver wants to hear. Getting in a car accident can be a scary and stressful event, but keeping the following tips in mind can make the accident and claims process as stress-free as possible.
How often have we been told to stay off our phones while driving? We have all heard or seen the tips about planning a playlist ahead of time, using hands-free calling and text-to-talk, and having the destination plugged into the GPS before leaving. But a phone isn’t the only potential distraction when behind the wheel.
Car theft is on the rise. According to the Claims Journal, the national average of car thefts are up 30% since 2017. Thefts of catalytic converters and entire vehicles are happening at unprecedented rates across the country and are another reason auto insurance rates are increasing.