3,676 People Complete Philadelphia Insurance Companies’ Distracted Driving Course

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38% of people who visited PHLY.com/safedriving took National Distracted Driving Month course.

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Throughout the month of April, Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY) aimed to help reduce distracted driving accidents by offering a complimentary, 20-minute online training for National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The course was completed by more than 3,500 people, including insurance agents, customers, and the general public.

The course explained the major types of distractions, which can occur inside or outside of a car, and steps to take to avoid these distractions. After viewing the course, participants took a survey to help retain the information they learned and receive a certificate of completion. The first 1,500 people who completed the survey will receive a free first aid kit for their car. Throughout the month of April, 38% of people who logged on to PHLY.com/safedriving completed the course to earn their certificate.

“This was the first time we offered an online risk management course like this and word spread like wildfire. The initial feedback from people who took the course was positive and they were excited to share it on social media and forward the course to others,” said Mark Konchan, vice president of Risk Management Services for Philadelphia Insurance Companies. “Dozens of insurance agents shared the course and businesses provided the training to their employees to improve risk management. We hope the training will help people avoid distractions while they’re on the road and reduce the risk of accidents.”

National Distracted Driving Awareness Month was created by the National Safety Council (NSC). The NSC says there is an automobile crash every 30 seconds involving a cell phone and texting. Cell phones are just one type of distraction that may have contributed to more than 5.6 million crashes the national Traffic Safety Administration reported in 2012.

For more information about PHLY Risk Management Services, please visit our website at http://www.PHLY.com/RMS or contact a PHLY Marketing Representative at 1-800-873-4552.

About Philadelphia Insurance
Philadelphia Insurance Companies designs, markets, and underwrites commercial property/casualty and professional liability insurance products incorporating value added coverages and services for select industries. In operation since 1962, the Company, whose commercial lines insurance subsidiaries are rated ’A++’ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company and ’AA-’ for counterparty credit and financial strength by Standard & Poor’s, is nationally recognized as a member of Ward's Top 50, National Underwriter’s Top 100, and one of the Top 150 Workplaces in America. Policies are underwritten by Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company. The organization has 49 offices strategically located across the United States to provide superior service. For more information, please visit http://www.PHLY.com.

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