Although many have completed some form of driving school or preparatory classes, the excitement and freedom that comes with one’s license can oftentimes outweigh the urgency to practice safe driving.
Malden, MA (PRWEB) July 31, 2011
The local Mass insurance experts at Paul Murphy Insurance are consistently looking for ways to give back to their insurance consumers and surrounding community; which is exactly why they have decided to address safety precautions all new drivers should be taking into consideration.
The warmer months mean more than just summer vacation, they’re also the perfect opportunity for teens to take to the streets, cars packed with friends. From much anticipated trips to the shore, late night concerts and the overall freedom of their summertime hiatus; young drivers are getting behind the wheel. Although many have completed some form of driving school or preparatory classes, the excitement and freedom that comes with one’s license can oftentimes outweigh the urgency to practice safe driving. Below are some helpful tips that the team at Paul Murphy Insurance have compiled for young drivers:
- Turn Mobile Devices Off – even though it is illegal to talk on your cell phone in the state of Massachusetts, it’s surprising how many drivers are still glued to their mobile devices. Teens especially are products of the mobile generation; constantly texting, updating their social media accounts and browsing the web on their smart phones. Keep distractions at bay by powering off all cell phones before even getting into the car and behind the wheel.
- Keep Your Hands on the Wheel – may seem like common sense, right? New drivers are especially prone to neglecting this suggestion; be sure to adjust all mirrors, the seat and radio before even leaving the driveway. By doing so the driver limits having to make any adjustments on the road and prevents having to take their eyes off of what is in front of them.
- Seat Belt Safety – not only is wearing a seat belt required in Massachusetts, and overall in 49 of the 50 states, but seat belts are proven to help prevent injury in the event of an accident. Rather than deal with a ticket or sustain an injury, both new and veteran drivers are encouraged to make seat belt safety a top priority.
Additionally, it’s vital that all drivers secure the appropriate coverage before even stepping foot into their vehicle. By working with a knowledgeable, credible agent, drivers can customize a Massachusetts car insurance policy to meet their unique needs and lifestyle. At Paul Murphy Insurance, auto policies can be tailored to include specific levels of bodily injury liability, medical payments coverage, collision, comprehensive as well as uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. The experts at Paul Murphy Insurance hope that drivers, new and old are reminded to not only take precautions while on the road, but also proactively protect themselves with a reliable Mass auto insurance policy.
Have a young driver in the family? Looking for further advice? For more informative safe driving tips, Mass residents are encouraged to visit Paul Murphy Insurance’s blog featuring the agency’s Distractology 101 Tour and details about the recent Distractology event the agency hosted at McDonald Stadium in Malden, MA.
About Paul T. Murphy Insurance Agency, Inc:
Proudly located in Malden, Massachusetts, Paul Murphy Insurance has evolved into one of the most well-respected full-service insurance agencies—committed to providing unparalleled customer service and superior coverage strategies. At Paul Murphy Insurance, the team goes far beyond being your typical Mass insurance agents—the agency prides itself in being active, dedicated members of the local Malden community! Paul Murphy Insurance strives to keep all its insurance consumers up-to-date on much more than just the MA insurance industry; and aims to be not only your premier insurance resource but your trusted community leader too.