Leading Auto Insurer Offers Safety Tips for 2006 Summer Driving Season

By Insurance.com Posted : 06/19/2006

CLEVELAND, OH - Insurance.com, the nation's largest online auto insurance agency, is helping drivers get ready for the summer driving season with some helpful driving tips. These tips will provide motorists the essentials they need to stay safe on the busy summer roads.

Summertime is one of the most popular times for Americans to take road trips, reports Insurance.com. However, this popularity can lead to an increase in car volume and inevitably, an increase in car accidents. "July, August and September are the most popular months for automobile accidents to occur," stated Dave Roush, CEO of Insurance.com. "This is due in large part to the fact that motorists are covering more miles in a day."

Extended daylight hours during the summer months also mean longer driving hours for many motorists - a traveler's advantage that can unfortunately lead to exhaustion, lack of concentration, slower reaction time and an increase in accidents.

Even though drivers can't avoid the increased traffic on America's roads, they can take proactive steps to prepare themselves in event an accident occurs, such as following the Insurance.com's 2006 Summer Driving Tips.

Insurance.com's Summer Driving Tips

  • Check tire air pressure and oil level
  • Replace air filter
  • Observe speed limit
  • Plan your trip route in advance
  • Take frequent breaks
  • Pack a first aid kit and roadside assistance kit
  • Have proof of auto insurance and emergency phone numbers on hand

About Insurance.com
Insurance.com (www.insurance.com) is an online marketplace that allows consumers to receive comparative car insurance quotes from top companies and purchase insurance products through the site. The site also provides quotes for life, health, home and specialty lines of insurance.

Insurance.com is owned and operated by ComparisonMarket, Inc., which enables financial institutions, affinity groups and online marketplaces to offer their customers real choice and savings opportunities on car insurance. Working with top insurance providers, ComparisonMarket provides instant, accurate comparative rate quoting and purchasing via the Internet or over the phone. ComparisonMarket is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dave Roush, CEO

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