Driving safely at all times is the best way to keep yourself and those around you safe on the road. In addition, having a demonstrated record of good driving can help you keep your insurance premiums low.
Counts Insurance Agency reminds you to follow these safe driving tips when you are behind the wheel:
· Do not talk on your cell phone while driving.
· Do not text and drive.
· Always turn on your headlights.
· Obey the posted speed limit.
· Stay focused on the road and minimize distractions.
· Inexperienced drivers should keep passengers to a minimum.
· Keep your vehicle in good condition.
· Keep a safe distance behind other vehicles.
· Be alert for other drivers who are tailgating, signaling inconsistently, turning abruptly, swerving and speeding.
· Don’t be an aggressive driver.
· Be aware of your surroundings and potentially dangerous situations.
· Stay focused on driving and avoid distractions.
· Never make assumptions about other drivers’ intentions.
· Use your directional signals when you are going to turn, stop or change lanes.
· Always try to brake smoothly and gradually; do not slam on your brakes.
· Keep pace with the traffic around you.
· Be on the lookout for animals at dusk and at dawn when they are most active.
· Always adjust your speed for conditions, even if those around you do not.
Safe Driver Discounts
Insurance companies offer a variety of different discounts to encourage safe driving, including the following:
· Driver monitoring devices can be used to track teen driving habits. Some companies provide a discount just for using the device, while others offer larger discounts if safe driving goals are achieved.
· Taking safe driving courses or defensive driving courses approved by the state of Virginia can make you eligible for a car insurance discount.
· Good driver discounts are often available for drivers with no traffic violations or accidents.
In addition, the insurance companies we have established relationships with, offer numerous other discounts, such as multi-car discounts, good student discounts, low mileage discounts and more to help you save some money on your car insurance premiums.
Talk to your independent insurance agent at Counts Insurance Agency to see what types of car insurance discounts you and your family can qualify for today. Call (276)963-0335 Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or come by and see us at 2206 Front St. Richlands VA 24641!