Tag: Policy

Keep Your Eyes on the Road

Next month is Distracted Driving Awareness Month.  Unfortunately, Tennessee has a poor track record of keeping its eyes on the road.  According to data collected by The Tennessee Department of Safety, Davidson, Rutherford, and Williamson Counties had a combined total of 5363 distracted driving crashes in 2017 and 3766 in 2018.  Nashville-area NBC affiliate WSMV reported last year, “Williamson County ranks third in Tennessee with...

Protecting Yourself from Carjacking

Carjacking has risen in prevalence both locally and nationally.  According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, a division of The United States Department of Justice, carjacking is “completed or attempted robbery of a motor vehicle by a stranger to the victim. It differs from other motor vehicle theft because the victim is present and the offender uses or threatens to use force.”  According to their...

Hiring a Contractor? Read This Before You Do

Middle Tennessee has seen a housing boom in the last three years, both in the realms of new home construction and remodeling.  According to a report from Nashville NBC-affiliate WSMV, over 100 new people move to the Nashville area daily, and over one million more are projected to arrive in the next 20 years.  Those newcomers to Music City are buying new homes and renovating...

Factors That Affect Your Auto Insurance Premium

For residents of the 48 of the 50 states that require liability coverage, car insurance is a fact of life, and becoming a more expensive one, at that.  According to an article from Consumer Reports, “Consider how much insurers are paying out in claims. While the long-term trend shows that the number of accidents is declining, the average payout on the accidents that do occur...

Think You Know Auto Insurance? Take Our Pop Quiz

    I’ll pay higher car insurance for a red car.     Liability insurance is required in every state.     A hybrid or electric car will cost more to insure than a comparable conventional vehicle.     If I don’t have enough money to pay car insurance premiums, there won’t be any problem if I let my coverage lapse – as long as...