Distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone while driving a vehicle. Under the new law, drivers can still use their cellphones if they do it hands-free, which often means voice activated and operated. However, phones must be mounted on the dashboard or windshield or console.
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Spring Driving Tips
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Winter may be most known for its treacherous driving conditions, but spring also can be a difficult season for driving. From wind and rain to wildlife emerging from hibernation, spring driving can be challenging in its own right.
It is possible to enjoy the ride, however. By being aware of possible obstacles, increased traffic and tricky weather changes, you can take care when driving to ensure you and your passengers arrive safely and securely.
While you are driving, keep an eye out for pedestrians, especially on warm days. Residential, shopping and recreational areas will have more pedestrians, so it is especially important to be aware of those who are walking.
Two-wheeled vehicles also increase in popularity in the spring, so keep an eye out for motorcycles and bicycles and share the road. Bicyclists have the same rights as other vehicles on most roads. In particular, watch out for motorcycles and bicycles at intersections and in your blind spots when you are turning, passing or merging.
Spring is often the time when road work begins or resumes, so expect construction. Pothole repairs, highway maintenance and other road repairs may slow your drive and, quite possibly, tax your patience. Stay calm, slow down and be aware of the conditions around you.
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FAQs in Insurance. When do I file an auto insurance claim?
The most important thing to remember about filing an auto insurance claim is to make sure you call The police and emergency services first.
Ensure that the situation is safe and the proper authorities have been notified is important. Your insurance company is going to want to see a police report especially if there was another vehicle or someone else’s property involved in the accident.
You should file your claim as soon as possible. Many Insurance companies have an on the spot claims procedure for the scene of the accident. Always give a follow up call to your insurance agent the next day if possible, make sure the claims process is handled properly.