|[December 16, 2017]
GEICO Says, 'Take a Double Helping of Safety While Driving This Holiday Season'
Whether it's a short shopping trip or a lengthy excursion, GEICO wants
drivers to put safety at the forefront during their holiday travels.
Taking a little extra care on the roads and following the below tips
will help drivers arrive safely at their destinations.
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GEICO infographic with holiday safe driving reminders (Graphic: Business Wire)
Don't overdo the holiday cheer: The holidays bring people
together, and on many occasions alcoholic beverages may be served. If
you decide to drink, make the proper arrangements to get home. Some
options could include public transportation, rideshare, taxis or a
designated sober driver to take the helm of your "sled."
Remember your belt: Tying a holiday tree to the roof may
require a convoluted series of knots and riggings; however, fastening
a seatbelt takes all of about three seconds. This quick action can
reduce the chances of severe injury or worse in a crash.
Remain alert for increased foot traffic: Whether it's in the
mall parking lot, a parade or another special event - more pedestrians
could be out. Drivers need to remain on high alert, and should always
yield at crosswalks becausepedestrians have the right of way.
Trim away distractions: Getting distracted behind the wheel
could bust your holiday budget, as distractions greatly increase the
chances of crashing. With increased traffic on the roads and more
activity in parking lots, drivers need to focus their full attention
on driving at all times.
For more safe driving tips, visit the car
safety page on the GEICO More content hub.
(Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire
Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger
auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO, which was founded in
1936, provides millions of auto
insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to
serve more than 16 million private passenger customers, insuring more
than 27 million vehicles (auto & cycle).
Using GEICO's online
service center, policyholders can purchase policies, make policy
changes, report claims and print insurance ID cards. Policyholders can
also connect to GEICO through GEICO
Mobile, reach a representative over
the phone or visit a GEICO
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