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Read This Before You Drive Your Car With a Passenger In It

July 28, 2016

Blog, Chalk Talk

This past Saturday I grabbed the mail and started to quickly shuffle through. I almost passed on opening a letter from my car manufacturer thinking it was a solicitation for the next tune up.  When I opened the letter I was surprised to learn my car was part of the massive airbag recall that is...

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Attention: Erie Insurance Clients Do You Have A Road Trip Planned?

June 23, 2016

Blog, Chalk Talk

Are you insured with Erie Insurance Group? If you are take a look at your declaration policy and see if you have Roadside Assistance on your cars.  The coverage is very inexpensive on both personal and business policies.  If you have it put this information in a safe place for future reference.  Erie Insurance has...

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Don’t Leave Home With Out These Emergency Items for Your Car

June 2, 2016

Blog, Chalk Talk

When I turned 16 back in 1990 my Dad showed me the emergency car kit and gave me the basics for lighting a flare and jumping a car. Yup I actually do know how to use jumper cables. He even showed me how to change a tire and where the tire iron and spare tire...

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6 Things You Need to Know if You Witness a Car Accident

May 5, 2016

Blog, Chalk Talk

Last month we shared tips about what to do if you are involved in an accident. You can check out the blog 8 Steps To Take When You Have a Car Accident if you missed it. Now let’s talk about what you need to do if you witness an accident.  According to Erie Insurance 5.4...

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Please Drive While You Are Driving Driving Distractions – That Will Scare the H-E-double hockey Sticks Out of You

April 26, 2016

Blog, Chalk Talk

As a mother, wife, sister, and insurance agent people’s driving habits are on my mind more than the average “normal” person.  If someone speeds (and I am not talking about 39 in a 35) on the parkway by my house I am worried that not only my life but the lives of my friends and...

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How Are Auto Rates Set in North Carolina

March 23, 2016

Blog, Chalk Talk

Last night on Nextdoor I noticed a post from a concerned neighbor about auto insurance increasing. The post went on to say the insurance carrier said it was because of a state rate increase.  There was a lot of confusion from other neighbors about what that meant and if it was factual.  I love that...

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8 Steps to Take When You Have a Car Accident

March 23, 2016

Blog, Chalk Talk

According to insurance industry statistics the average person has a car accident every 17.9 years. Considering most people are average to above average drivers it is natural to assume you will forget what to do if you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of having a car accident. According to the North Carolina Driver’s Handbook...

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Do You & Your Employees Know the Rules of the Road?

February 3, 2016

Blog, Chalk Talk

Having moved to North Carolina from Pennsylvania I was shocked when I found out I had to retake the driver’s test. Most clients can’t believe it when we tell them that is necessary to obtain your North Carolina Driver’s License.  The truth is if I hadn’t had to do that I never would have learned...

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Do I Need Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage?

January 28, 2016

Blog, Chalk Talk

The name of the coverage sounds like it came directly out of an insurance text book right? While the name is complex the coverage itself is relatively straight forward and if you live in North Carolina not very expensive. If you look at your auto declaration page, you will see a line item that typically...

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