The Federal Highway Administration indicates that there are about 2.5 million intersection accidents a year. Frequently these accidents involve left-hand turns. 40 per cent of all accidents involve intersections. Half of all serious accidents happen at intersections and 20% of these involve fatalities. Nearly 200,000 accidents happen each year at intersections where one of the … More Intersection Accidents: What is to be done?
This month’s Risk & Insurance (Aug 2018), an insurance industry trade journal, is reviewing the possibility of a Black Swan event striking the East Coast of the United States. In case the phrase Black Swan Event isn’t something you are familiar with it refers to an unforeseen event. The one we are discussing is an … More As if Hurricanes Weren’t Enough, Now This….
Mark Plousis, Vice President, at Philadelphia Insurance Companies has this to say, “About 26 million kids take a bus every day, and all the activities associated with children entering and exiting a bus and being transported create a condition where children can get hurt, especially when the children are very young and maybe not as … More School Bus Accidents
This months Risk & Insurance (an industry trade journal), is reporting on some recent trends in Workers Compensation claims. I thought that I’d pass some of this information along to you. Slip and fall claims amount to $70 billion a year. Medical Cost Inflation in the workers comp sector was 400 percent between 1990 and 2015. … More What is Driving Workers Compensation Claims
The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) says that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for American teenagers, studies place them at three times more likely to have a fatal accident than a driver over 20. AAA points out that parents have a significant role to play in keeping their young drivers … More Teen Drivers and Accidents
Hi everyone! It’s mid summer and I thought I’d touch on some of the major topics we have had over the last couple of months Hands Free driving is now the law in Georgia. Here is a good article from the AJC that give you a breakdown on the law. https://www.myajc.com/news/state–regional-govt–politics/georgia-just-passed-distracted-driving-bill-what-legal-what-not/PZXchE0AqAi1H8r7X8XrZN/ Here’s what we found … More Midsummer Round Up
Well here we are at the middle of July. I hope everyone has had a bit of a vacation or if not then you have one scheduled in the next few weeks. Where has the summer gone? Us here at Southern Assurance have been busy, so we’re taking this week to have fun with the … More Summer’s Winding Down
With all the wet weather we’ve been having lately I thought it might be good idea to review some tips for driving in the rain: Postponing a trip by a few minutes will likely put you outside a heavy rainstorm as it moves away. Make sure that your headlights, tail lights, and windshield wipers work. … More Driving In The Rain
Car shows are just around the corner!! We have a few good ideas from our good friends at Hagerty, they specialize in insuring classic automobiles. Quoted from their March newsletter here are some trucks to keep in mind if you are looking for a classic or a future classic car. The car experts at Hagerty® … More
India has long been on my bucket list of places to visit. Who can resist seeing the Taj Mahal or the Himalayas? However, I don’t think I’ll be driving while I’m there and I will most certainly be wearing my seat belt! India’s leading auto manufacturer did some research about seat belt usage that was … More Seatbelt Safety In Other Country’s