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In a car accident? Here’s what to do.

March 2015
Nobody likes to think about getting into an automobile accident, but it can happen to any driver at any time. Taking time in advance to think through the steps to follow after a car accident can help keep you and your passengers safe and simplify the process of filing an insurance claim.

FACT or MYTH: Using cruise control while driving in wintry conditions can be hazardous.

January 2014
FACT! Using cruise control can cause your car to accelerate when it doesn't need to, such as when you hydroplane or skid, and can cause deadly accidents. Old man winter is upon us, and he has brought some potentially hazardous driving conditions with him. We have compiled some winter weather driving tips to help keep you and your family safe.

FACT or MYTH? You do not have to be a millionaire to be sued for a million dollars.

October 2013
FACT! Everyday individuals with adequate insurance coverage are sued for amounts that are both in excess of their personal liability coverage and also in excess of their personal wealth. Situations where such a lawsuit could occur are common and include, but are certainly not limited to, the following:

10 Dangerous Distracted Driving Habits

August 2013
Distracted driving can be attributed to a number of factors. Here are ten dangerous distractions that every driver should avoid.

Peel & Holland kicks off Attentive Driving Campaign

August 2013
Peel & Holland kicked off an Attentive Driving Campaign on July 30th, during a presentation to Peel & Holland employees and their families. Speakers included Patrol Officer Gretchen Morgan and Captain Donald Hodgson of the Paducah Police Department, as well as Hillary Coltharp, a young woman whose life was dramatically changed due to distracted driving.

AARP 55 ALIVE Driver Refresher Course

August 2013
Did you know that you can save up to $50 per year, per person, on your auto policy by taking a driving course? The cost to you is only $12 if you are a current AARP member, or $14 for non-AARP members. The credit from taking one course will apply for three to five years depending on the insurance carrier. Anyone may take the class, but you must be 55 or older to qualify for the discount on your automobile insurance policy.

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April 2013
The National Safety Council has designated April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were more than 3,000 fatalities resulting from distracting driving in 2011.

Safe Driving During Deer Season

October 2012
Most deer related car accidents take place from late fall to early winter. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports claims for crashes involving animals are three times higher in November. Here are some driving tips to deal with these four-legged friends.

Labor Day Driving Statistics and Safety Tips

August 2012
Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest and deadliest times for travelers on U.S. roadways.

What To Do After a Car Accident

August 2012
A car accident can be distressing, but knowing what to do in advance will help you manage the situation.

Summer Vacation Driving Tips

July 2012
As many of you head out on the highway for your summer vacation destination, we wish you safe travel and lots of fun memories with your families. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you embark on your journey.