With the Recent Arrest of Drunk Driver and St. Patrick’s Day on the Way, ABS Insurance Agency Wants Missouri Residents to be Prepared for Anything

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With the recent arrest of a woman on her fourth alcohol-related driving charge, the Missouri insurance agency wants to remind residents about safe driving

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In Missouri, 14% of drivers are uninsured. This makes it extremely important for drivers to review their auto insurance policies.

The federal law in the United States, when it comes to alcohol in driving, says that your blood-alcohol content (BAC) cannot reach or exceed .08. Various organizations and social movements have put a lot of effort into curbing drunk driving; however, these instances still occur all the time. In Chesterfield, according to Patch, a woman was arrested for the fourth time for an alcohol related driving offense, last month. Her BAC was .231 – almost three times the legal limit.

For this latest offense, the woman struck the bumper of another car and swerved away. Although no one was hurt this time, things could have been worse. Every 53 minutes, someone is killed in a drunk driving crash, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). With St. Patrick’s Day coming up this month and an increased presence of drinking for celebration, the insurance agents at ABS Insurance Agency want to remind residents how important safe driving is.

Here are some tips for drivers:

  • Avoid all distractions. This includes the radio, cell phones and the GPS. It is better to pull over to fiddle with any of those devices as just a moment’s glance away from the road could be deadly – particularly if there are intoxicated drivers on the road.
  • Obey the speed limit. Not only is speeding bad for your car’s gas mileage, but it is also unsafe. Motorists should obey the posted speed limits and be ready for any interruptions that may cause them to have to act quickly to get out of the way.
  • Designate a sober driver. If you are planning to drink, it is always smart to designate a sober driver. Driving while impaired not only puts you in danger, but your passengers and the other motorists on the road.
  • Drive according to the weather. If the weather is slippery, icy or foggy, visibility and reaction time can be seriously impaired. Always adjust your driving speed to the weather to be better prepared for defensive driving.

In Missouri, 14% of drivers are uninsured. This makes it extremely important for drivers to review their auto insurance policies. In the event a motorist is involved in an accident with a driver who is impaired and without insurance, uninsured motorist coverage could protect the driver. The agents at ABS Insurance Agency are equipped to assist any Missouri resident with their insurance needs. For a comprehensive and affordable auto insurance policy, residents are encouraged to give them a call today!

About ABS Insurance Agency:

Proudly located in Chesterfield, Missouri, ABS Insurance Agency is your premier local insurance agency; dedicated to serving the insurance needs of area individuals, families and businesses. As a well established agency, ABS Insurance Agency has grown to be one of the most trusted Missouri insurance companies in the area. The agency represents various nationwide insurance carriers, enabling its dedicated agents to effectively compare rates and coverage to ensure you receive the quality protection you deserve. With a broad network of providers ABS Insurance Agency can secure superior Missouri insurance for all of your coverage needs!

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