Connecticut Insurance Agents at The Russell Agency, LLC Urge Residents To Be Proactive About Auto Safety due to Recent Severe Weather

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Severe weather can cause many problems for motorists – from tickets to unsafe driving conditions.

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In Bridgeport, during the most recent winter blizzard, residents found themselves paying a heavy price for parking and towing fees.

When severe winter weather strikes, there are often many rules and regulations that temporarily go into place. Despite the point being safety, many residents often find themselves on the wrong end of the rules: paying the fine for disobeying. In Bridgeport, during the most recent winter blizzard, residents found themselves paying a heavy price for parking and towing fees. During the efforts to clean up, 400 residents found their cars were ticketed and towed.

In this case, the problem for the city was that the mayor had requested the streets be cleared of all cars so that the plow crews could do their jobs effectively. However, residents felt the city did not do an adequate job of communicating the snow parking requirements. At The Russell Agency, LLC, the Connecticut insurance agents have advice for all motorists during blizzard conditions – from parking, to driving, and everything in between.

  •     During extreme weather, stay off of the roads – decreased visibility is a common factor with storms and makes for dangerous driving conditions
  •     Avoid traveling on the roads before they are properly plowed and sanded after a winter storm – black ice can be tricky to see and very hazardous to drivers
  •     If you happen to be out driving during a blizzard warning, take the necessary precautions to get off of the road
  •     When severe weather is threatening, prepare an emergency kit for your vehicle ahead of time

Roadside Emergency Kits:

  •     Cell phone charger for your car
  •     First aid kit
  •     Emergency flares
  •     A blanket
  •     Warm winter hat and gloves
  •     Small shovel
  •     Ice scrapper
  •     Flashlight
  •     Jumper cables

In Connecticut, auto insurance policies can include emergency roadside assistance. Residents are urged to review their policies and always have their insurance provider’s information on hand – severe weather or not. At The Russell Agency, LLC, friendly insurance agents are always ready to assist residents with all of their insurance needs.

About The Russell Agency, LLC:
Family-owned and operated, The Russell Agency, LLC has been helping Connecticut residents find affordable and comprehensive insurance since 1941. One of the fastest growing agencies in Fairfield County, insurance professionals at The Russell Agency, LLC are dedicated to finding insurance solutions that match the unique needs of their clients. The customer is the most important part of their business model and the agents consistently strive to bring their customers what they need. As an independent agency, The Russell Agency, LLC is able to represent many companies and find residents the most comprehensive plan for their needs, at a rate they can afford. They specialize in all different lines of personal and business insurance and can help Connecticut residents today!

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