As the holidays approach, we look forward to celebrating with our family and friends that we become distracted. We are always in a rush or leave our personal belongings in plain sight.  This is when criminals prey on catching us off guard and make off with our personal belongings and information.  Start the holiday season off right by reviewing the following safety tips to protect yourself, your family, and your vehicle.

Driving Safety Tips

  • Make sure your vehicle receives a tune up before starting your trip.
  • Use safety seats and seat belts properly for all your passengers.
  • To ensure you and your families’ safety have a flexible traveling plan avoiding peak traffic.
  • Stay alert while driving such as taking breaks and stopping for the day if you are feeling tired to drive.
  • Maintain and follow speed limits, this will give you plenty of time or distance to react.
  • Choose a designated driver if there will be drinking.
  • If you need to use your cellular phone pull off to the side of the road or a parking lot.

Protect Your Car from Break-ins

  • Always park in a well-lit area or attended lots not too far away from a store door.
  • Remember to lock all your doors as thieves may roam parking lots checking for unlocked cars.
  • Do not leave items visible in your vehicle and place them in your vehicles trunk.

Protect Yourself and Family

  • Before you go to a mall, remove any personal information a thief could get a hold of if your purse or wallet is stolen.
  • If you shop online, purchase from a secure website, logging off completely when you are done, and check your accounts regularly.
  • Use electronic delivery alerts to protect your items if any are being delivered to your home.

Contact us for a free home or auto insurance quote to ensure that you are properly protected during the holidays.