That Texting-While-Driving Ticket Will Likely Increase Your Premium

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One of the main reasons that car insurance rates are going up is the increase in distracted driving, which has led to a significant jump in vehicular deaths and accidents in the last five years. Despite most states in the country now having laws barring the use of your phone for talking or other tasks such as messaging or taking pictures, accidents from distracted driving continue mounting. So, what if you are one of the ones who gets a ticket for distracted driving? Be prepared for a significant increase in your insurance, according to the “2019 Distracted Driving Report” by The…
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10 Tips for Preventing Laptop and Mobile Device Theft

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For many people, the theft or loss of even a single laptop computer, cell phone or tablet can be devastating – unless you take some common-sense measures to mitigate the damage ahead of time. It’s not just the cost of the lost device itself. If there is confidential, proprietary or personally identifiable information on the device – or readily accessible through it – you could risk seeing your identity stolen. Here are some tips to help prevent mobile device theft: 1. Don’t let strangers “borrow” your phone or computer to look up directions or send an e-mail. There are cases…
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Hands-free Technology a Significant Danger: Study

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If you think your employees who drive while on the job are completely safe using hands-free mobile phone technology while driving your car, a new study says otherwise. Mental distractions can persist for nearly 30 seconds after dialing, changing music or sending a text using voice commands, according to new research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The researchers discovered the residual effects of mental distraction while comparing new hands-free technologies in 10 vehicles and three types of smart phones (Google Now, Apple Siri and Microsoft Cortana). The analysis found that all systems studied increased mental distraction to potentially…
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