Philadelphia Insurance Offers Online Course During Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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National Safety Council finds cell phones are involved in one of every four crashes. Complimentary course open to the public in April teaches and promotes safe driving.

The severity of injuries from automobile accidents is increasing and hitting the insurance industry hard

Distracted Driving kills eight people and injures 1,161 others every day in motor vehicle crashes according to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration. Nearly 3,200 people were killed and 431,000 injuries were reported in 2014 as a result of distracted driving. Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY) is offering a complimentary, 20 minute online training during National Distracted Driving Awareness Month to help decrease the number of distracted driving accidents.

PHLY is making this course available to everyone during the month of April at The course content covers the three major categories for driver distractions (visual, manual, cognitive), as well as tips for avoiding distractions both inside and outside of the car. Participants may take an exam at the end of the course to help with retention of the material covered and receive a certificate of completion after passing the test. The first 2,000 drivers who watch the training and pass the exam will receive a first aid kit.

”The severity of injuries from automobile accidents is increasing and hitting the insurance industry hard,” shared Mark Konchan, Vice President of Risk Management Services for Philadelphia Insurance Companies. “On top of that, the accidents are happening more frequently and part of the cause is due to cell phones, smoking, and other driver distractions.”

This online course will be available to the public through April 30th at

Steps to take PHLY Distracted Driving online training:
1. Go to to watch the online course
2. Pass the exam and complete the form
3. Download certificate of completion

About PHLY
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 “A+” for counterparty credit and financial strength by Standard & Poor’s, is nationally recognized as a member of Ward's Top 50 and National Underwriter’s Top 100. Policies are underwritten by Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company, admitted in all U.S. states and D.C., except Louisiana and Tokio Marine Specialty Insurance Company, a surplus lines insurer admitted in Delaware for surplus lines and authorized in all other US states and D.C. The organization has 50 offices strategically located across the U.S. to provide superior service. For more information, please visit

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