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These Devices Put You (& Your Auto Insurance Rate) In Danger

These Devices Put You (& Your Auto Insurance Rate) In DangerStow these devices while driving to save a life and save on your Irving, TX auto insurance.

Technology may be everywhere these days, but there’s one area you should fight against it: behind the wheel. When you use these devices while you’re in drive, you put yourself, others, and your auto insurance rates in danger. Why? These devices are linked to distracted driving, which increases your likelihood of getting into an accident. That accident, in turn, will drive up your auto insurance costs.

If you want to stay safe and save on your Irving, TX auto insurance, power these devices down when you’re behind the wheel.

  • Cellphone: It’s no surprise cellphones are dangerous; 46 states have banned texting and driving and 14 have outlawed using a hand-held phone while driving. This is thanks in part to the fact that one in four accidents today involve a cellphone! Put your phone away before you put the key in the ignition, and avoid an accident and breaking the law.
  • Navigation System: Navigation systems are designed to offer drivers audio turn-by-turn directions so that they never have to look at a screen. Even so, many of us put our systems on the dash where we can see them, distracting us. Turn off your display or move your navigation system so you can keep your eyes on the road!
  • Hands-Free Systems: More and more cars have hands-free systems that theoretically allow you to safely call and text using just your voice. The problem is that studies show they’re still distracting; pull over or have your passenger send communications for you.

Thank you for doing your part to keep us all safe on the road by putting away these devices! To show our gratitude, we want to help you get the best possible rates on your Texas auto insurance. To learn about the different ways you can save, contact Global Financial & Insurance Services in Irving!