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Monday, 16 April 2018 16:58

Wedding Insurance - It Really Is A Thing

A wedding can mean a significant investment for couples and their families. According ValuePenguin, the research and analysis company that reports on a variety of personal finance topics, the average cost of a wedding in Massachusetts in 2017 was $39,147.00.

Are you doing everything possible to help protect your wedding investment?

Protect Your Wedding From The Unexpected

Wedding insurance is an effective way to protect your big day from certain unforeseen events.

A hurricane or a bankrupt venue can mean lost deposits and unexpected expenses as couples race to reschedule or find replacement vendors. According to Ed Charlebois, Travelers Vice President of Personal Insurance, wedding insurance provides "a great safeguard to protect your investment, both during and after the wedding.”

From a sudden vendor cancellation to damaged photographs or wedding apparel, wedding insurance protects your wedding day and provides peace of mind.

Published in Insurance Tips

Distracted Driving Is Getting Worse - Learn What You Can Do To Make The Roads Safer

Today it is easier than ever to become distracted behind the wheel. New technology allows us to make phone calls, dictate texts or emails, and update social media while driving - all actions that are proven to increase crash risk. As a result, thousands are killed every year due to distracted driving.

According to 2016 statistics, the National Safety Council (NSC) estimates as many as 40,000 people died on U.S. roadways, a 6% increase over 2015 statistics and 14% over 2014 -- the most dramatic two-year increase in 53 years.

This month, several organizations, including the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Safety Council (NSC), are promoting safety campaigns that encourage drivers to focus on the task of safe, undistracted driving.

 

What Is Distracted Driving?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system—anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving.Texting is the most alarming distraction. Sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for 5 seconds. At 55 mph, that's like driving the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed.You cannot drive safely unless the task of driving has your full attention. Any non-driving activity you engage in is a potential distraction and increases your risk of crashing.

 

3 Types Of Driving Distractions

There are three main types of distractions while driving:

  1. Visual: taking your eyes off the road
  2. Manual: taking your hands off the wheel
  3. Cognitive: taking your mind off of driving

Texting while driving is especially dangerous because it combines all three types of distraction. Furthermore, sending or reading a text message takes your eyes off the road for about five seconds, long enough to cover a football field while driving at 55 mph.

Published in Distracted Driving

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