Fort Myers, Florida Auto Insurance Agency Announces a Safe Driving Course

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Gulf Coast Educators Insurance Offers Driving Course to Help Florida Drivers Reduce Accidents

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Safe Driver Course Offered By Gulf Coast Educators Insurance

We see auto claims each month from policy holders who are 55 years and older. My staff and I felt the timing was right to offer insurance policy holders a safe driving course to raise awareness about safer driving habits.

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The insurance agents at Gulf Coast Educators Insurance, a Horace Mann Company in Ft. Myers, Florida invite drivers 55 years of age and older to attend an AARP Safe Drivers Course on Thursday September 19th from 11:00am – 5:00pm EST.

“We see auto claims each month from policy holders who are 55 years and older. My staff and I felt the timing was right to offer insurance policy holders a safe driving course to raise awareness about safer driving habits. Now, with smart phones, there is even more of a distraction for drivers. Unfortunately between talking on the phone and texting while driving, safe driving habits have gone by the way-side. We hope Florida drivers will join us for this informative safe driving course,” says Ron DeFreitas, owner/agent at Gulf Coast Educators Insurance.

This Safe Driver Course will be hosted at Gulf Coast Educators Insurance office located at 13180 North Cleveland Avenue, Suite 128, North Ft. Myers, Florida 33903. Attendees are asked to RSVP to this event on Gulf Coast Educators’ Facebook page: facebook.com/gulfcoasteducatorsinsurance

“According to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles in 2011 there were over 227,000 traffic crashes throughout the year and over 2,200 of these crashes were fatal. In 2011 over 4,400 crashes happened right here in Lee County, Florida. As the owner of Gulf Coast Educators Insurance in Southwest Florida, if my insurance agency can help educate drivers on how to drive safer, then I feel we are doing our part in helping consumers to save lives and reduce insurance premium hikes,” states DeFreitas.

According to a 2008 report published by the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles a study performed by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute found when drivers of long haul trucks were texting, their collision risk was 23 times greater than when not texting. The study also found in moments before a crash drivers typically spent nearly five seconds looking at their devices to send or receive a text. The five seconds is enough time at typical highway speeds to cover more than the length of a football field.

Gulf Coast Educators Insurance invites all Florida drivers ages 55 years of age and older to attend this informative course on September 19th. The cost to attend is a flat rate of $12.00 per person. Payment can be made in the form of cash or check, checks must be made payable to AARP. Attendees are asked to arrive by 10:45am EST and to bring their driver’s license, AARP card if they are a member along with drink or snack for themselves.

To RSVP to this event please visit: facebook.com/gulfcoasteducatorsinsurance
Gulf Coast Educators Insurance is a Horace Mann Company with three insurance offices in Southwest Florida. In addition to car insurance consumers can rely on Gulf Coast Educators Insurance for motorcycle insurance, motorhome insurance, boat insurance, property insurance, life insurance and home owners insurance.

“We offer competitive insurance policies rates and outstanding customer service. Consumers can call our office Monday through Friday from 8:00am – 5:30pm EST and we have three insurance offices throughout Southwest Florida so we are very accessible for clients to stop in and meet with us” adds DeFreitas.

For more information on insurance products as offered by Gulf Coast Educators Insurance, consumers are encouraged to visit online: http://www.gulfcoasteducatorsinsurance.com or call one of their three South Florida Insurance offices: Naples at 239-591-0963, Port Charlotte at 941-391-5423 or Ft. Myers at 239-997-0420.

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