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The nation’s roadways see more than six million motor vehicle crashes annually, and the most recent information indicates there were more than 37,000 traffic fatalities in the U.S. in 2016.
Fortunately, car manufacturers continue to improve safety features to help lower these numbers. Drivers, too, can take steps to reduce their risk of accidents and increase highway safety. These efforts can also keep claims to a minimum and insurance costs low. Consider the following top safety measures to make your driving experience safer and more affordable:
Focus: Distracted driving, which includes operating a cell phone, eating, or talking while driving, accounted for 14% of all motor vehicle crashes in 2015. And a February 2018 AAA report found that drowsy drivers accounted for almost 10% of all crashes. Decrease your risk of an accident: leave texting, conversations, lunch, and naps outside the car.
Seatbelts: These lifesaving devices have become standard practice for many drivers and passengers, but not all. Take a moment to click it on. Seatbelts are worth wearing; they saved more than 14,500 lives in 2016.
Electronic Stability Control (ESC): This vehicle feature is designed to control engine power and brakes to prevent accidents and rollovers. ESC saved more than 7,000 lives between 2011 and 2015. All vehicles manufactured since 2012 are required to have ESC.
This feature and other innovations are making vehicles safer each year. If you’re considering a vehicle purchase, don’t overlook the safety features newer cars can provide. They can make your drive safer, and may even reduce your insurance premiums.
Scott Matthews, Territory Sales Consultant for Encompass Insurance Company draws the winning ticket for our 1st Quarter Client Referral Rewards drawing. The winner was Priscilla Gomez from Salinas. She wins a $250 cash reward and has directed the $100 charity donation to Grace Tabernacle Church in Salinas.
Priscilla Gomez proudly displays her rewards from the 1st Quarter Client Referral Rewards drawing.
Thank You Priscilla for your business and referrals!
Prepare orzo according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, shallots, garlic, thyme, mustard, salt, and pepper. Continue whisking while gradually pouring in olive oil. Set aside.
Drain the orzo and place in a large bowl. Fold in the dressing and cool, then cover and chill for 1 to 48 hours.
Before serving, toss the orzo with the peas, herb mixture, zest, and almonds. Adjust seasoning with more salt, pepper, or lemon juice, if necessary.
Every industry has its own lingo. Are you familiar with the language of insurance? Consumers frequently encounter common insurance terms, but many are unsure how to define them.
Following are a few of the most common definitions. Becoming familiar with these will help you navigate insurance purchases, questions, and claims.
Underwriting: This is the process by which an insurance company reviews a policy application and sets the appropriate premium for coverage.
Ryan was very helpful and efficient as we decided between insurance policies. We appreciate his help and honesty!
Maribel quickly responds to all my questions and is very knowledgeable about the products.
Barbara shopped around for my husband and I. She gave me options and was super patient with me.
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From the start, Debbie was very kind and got straight to business. She got us a quote within minutes and gladly answered all my questions. Only been with your agency for one month and have already referred you to many friends and family. I love that you are all so caring and always have time to answer our questions.
Scott is taking good care of us and is being kept informed along the way. He has also been coaching us in the process. They did total our car yesterday and are now in the process of determining its “value”. Once I hear what that looks like I will be talking with Scott on next steps.
Central Valley Insurance treats me like a friend… not just another client. My questions and concerns are addressed immediately and if Mark is not sure of the information, he does call you back! Thank the lord someone in this business does call you back when they say they will. Going the extra mile does not even begin to describe how Central Valley works. Thank you so much for everything.