All States in the U.S. have basic requirements for liability insurance to pay for the damage you cause if you are at fault in an auto accident. All of us are personally accountable for any cost above our pre-determined liability limits in our Auto Insurance Coverage.
ASK YOURSELF : Do I have enough liability coverage to protect myself? Do I need Uninsured Motorist Coverage? Do I need Under Insured Motorist Bodily Injury Coverage? What deductible will work best for me? Do I want towing coverage? We’ll help you answer these questions. Morse Insurance Agency also has policies for boats, RV’s, ATV’s and motorcycles.
Only a parent that has handed the keys to their teen driver for their first Solo driving experience can understand the anxiety a parent feels.
We want to help you prepare your teen driver and yourself before that big day arrives.
With a little planning and a LOT of talking both of you will be ready for the big day! We want to make sure you are adequately insured.
Contact us for a Free Quote BEFORE you take your teen driver looking for a new set of wheels!
Please share the following information with your new Driver!
A 2009 experiment with Car and Driver magazine editor Eddie Alterman that took place at a deserted air strip showed that texting while driving had a greater impact on safety than driving drunk. While legally drunk, Alterman’s stopping distance from 70 mph increased by 4 feet; by contrast, reading an e-mail added 36 feet, and sending a text added 70 feet
The folks at Car and Driver Magazine have now documented just how dangerous it can be.
Rigging a car with a red light to alert drivers when to brake, the magazine tested how long it takes to hit the brake when sober, when legally drunk at .08, when reading and e-mail, and when sending a text. The results are scary. Driving 70 miles per hour on a deserted air strip Car and Driver editor Eddie Alterman was slower and slower reacting and braking when e-mailing and texting.
Just Don't Do It!
Unimpaired: .54 seconds to brake
Legally drunk: add 4 feet
Reading e-mail: add 36 feet
Sending a text: add 70 feet
When you need Insurance in Utah let us give you a quote! If you are ready to insure a New Driver you need an Independent agent to find you the best rate.
David and Dee Morse care about your family’s safety. Please use a hand- free device for your cell phone when driving! The State of Utah requires you not dial, text, or look at your cell phone! We want the only claim you ever file to be for a broken windshield.
DID YOU KNOW?
20 percent of injury crashes in 2009 involved reports of distracted driving. (NHTSA).
Of those killed in distracted-driving-related crashed, 995 involved reports of a cell phone as a distraction (18% of fatalities in distraction-related crashes). (NHTSA)
In 2009, 5,474 people were killed in U.S. roadways and an estimated additional 448,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes that were reported to have involved distracted driving. (FARS and GES)
The age group with the greatest proportion of distracted drivers was the under-20 age group – 16 percent of all drivers younger than 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported to have been distracted while driving. (NHTSA)
Drivers who don’t use hand-held devices are four times as likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves. (Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)
Using a cell phone use while driving, whether it’s hand-held or hands-free, delays a driver’s reactions as much as having a blood alcohol concentration at the legal limit of .08 percent. (Source: University of Utah)
HOW ABOUT THESE SURPRISING FACTS?
In 2009, 5,474 people were killed in crashes involving driver distraction (16% of total fatalities).
The portion of drivers reportedly distracted at the time of the fatal crashes increased from 7 percent in 2005 to 11 percent in 2009.
The under-20 age group had the highest proportion of distracted drivers involved in fatal crashes (16%). The age group with the next greatest proportion of distracted drivers was the 20- to-29-year-old age group – 13 percent of all 20-to-29-year-old drivers in fatal crashes were reported to have been distracted.
An estimated 20 percent of 1,517,000 injury crashes were reported to have involved distracted driving in 2009.
Of those drivers reportedly distracted during a fatal crash, the 30-to-39-year-old drivers were the group with the greatest proportion distracted by cell phones. Cell phone distraction was reported for 24 percent of the 30-to-39-year-old distracted drivers in fatal crashes.