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Sep, 24
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Car Accident Incidents Rise Even with Less Drivers on Our Roads – Make Sure You Are Well Insured

Due to the current world pandemic, the roads have been a lot quieter in the past six months. Overall household travel has decreased 72 percent across the United States. There are a lot less drivers on the road as people continue to work from home, businesses remain closed, and students learn virtually at home.

Now, you would think, “less traffic, less accidents,” right? Wrong. Several states are reporting there are more car accidents, including fatal ones, despite the decrease in traffic on the roads.

Why and how is this happening?

The answer is simpler than you think. The open roads give people more room to speed. Many police officers and troopers are finding more people pushing their vehicles to the limit. According to many psychologists, is everyone in traffic seems to be moving faster, more drivers will choose to driver faster too along with the traffic, even if it’s well above the speed limit.

With more accidents occurring, there are many ways you can protect yourself on the road. Some car accidents are out of your control, but there is plenty you can do to avoid one from occurring.

  • Constantly be aware of your surroundings.
  • Avoid driving in the fast lane.
  • Drive with your hands at the 9 and 3 o’clock position for maximum vehicle control when forced to maneuver quickly.
  • Be familiar with the limits of your car.
  • Avoid driving at night, if possible.

These are just a few ways you can potentially avoid an accident. Unfortunately, some accidents cannot be avoided, especially if you are not at fault. Now, more than ever, you want to make sure you are properly insured, so that if you do get in a car accident that you and your vehicle are protected.

Car insurance is mandated by the state of Florida in order to register your vehicle and to be able to drive legally, but it’s purpose is also to protect you in the case of an accident be it your fault or not.

Not only are there more accidents during the pandemic, people are financially struggling now more than ever, so you don’t want to be uninsured facing the costs that go along with a car accident. Car insurance gives you financial protection from car repair costs to medical bill costs from the accident.

Basic car insurance may protect you against financial ruin. If you are found at-fault in a car accident, the other party will come after you for compensation. If you have no car insurance, you will be held financially responsible and very likely forced by court order to pay for all of it out of your own resources.

If you happen to be one of the unlucky ones getting in a car accident during this pandemic, we promise you will be happy you have car insurance in place. By being uninsured, you’re making an already bad situation (car accident) even worse.

Don’t wait any longer. Get yourself properly insured to protect yourself.

Would you like to go over your current policy and see if you are getting the most coverage at the best price? Looking for a brand new Florida car insurance policy? Give us a call! We will happily work up a customized no obligation quote for you. Call Centennial Insurance Services at 239-247-5125 or visit www.cisinsfl.com to learn more.