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Monday, April 6, 2015

Protecting Teenage Drivers from Themselves!

Our most precious possession is our children, and nothing in scarier than when our babies start driving!!! What advice can we give to better prepare and protect a young driver?

+ DRIVE DURING THE DAY LIGHT HOURS  - the crash rate for teenage drivers is three times = higher after 9pm
+ USE SEAT BELTS - over 50% of teens involved in fatal crashes are not wearing seat belts
+ STAY FOCUSED AND DRIVE ALONE - fatal crashes are almost 4 times higher when teens carry passengers
+ BE CAUTIOUS AT ALL TIMES - inexperienced drivers have more accidents related to speeding, tailgating, not paying attention to traffic signals, making dangerous turns or passing, and not being aware of pedestrians. 
+ KEEP CLEAN - drugs and alcohol detrimentally impair your ability to drive well
+ GOOD GRADES AND A CLEAN DRIVING RECORD REDUCE THE COST OF INSURANCE another good reason to do well in school and practice safe driving habits!
+ PUT THE PHONE AWAY!!  no texting or social media or even talking while driving --- lives can be lost in a split second

The insurance rates for young drivers are higher because of the tendency for young people to have bad driving records.  As a teen gains driving experience and proves their maturity and sense of responsibility, their rates will get much lower after age 25.

In addition, the safer vehicles on the road cost less to insure.  As you and your young driver begin shopping for a vehicle, a good idea would be to talk to your local Trusted Choice Agent to get quotes on the different vehicles to check the rates.

Trusted Choice shared a good graphic:Protect Your Teen With Car Insurance
We are your LOCAL Trusted Choice Advisors, SouthGroup-Gulf Coast ,  SALES AND SERVICE AGENTS: Angelyn Treutel Zeringue, Tammy Garfield, Tammy Hogue, Brittany Jones, Denise Russell, Melissa Moran, Alex Treutel, Anne Gillam, Ashlie Moody, Mark Strickland, and Whitney Zimmerman at SouthGroup Gulf Coast. You can reach us by snail-mail or in person: 412 Hwy 90, Suite 6, Bay St Louis MS 39520, email: , phone: 228-466-4498 fax:888-415-8922,  FaceBook, or Twitter !

We have 3 Gulf Coast locations to serve you - 2505 Pass Road - Biloxi, 5400 Indian Hill-Diamondhead, and 412 Hwy 90 Suite 6-Bay Saint Louis, MS. We write coverage in 40 different states and can assist you with Mississippi insurance, Louisiana insurance, and Alabama insurance and many other states.

Insurance is stressful, but we make saving easy.  We help you save money on insurance!

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