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Support HB 144 Hands Free NC Act

June 27, 2019

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Have you heard about HB 144 Hands Free NC Act?  It is a Hands Free bill that will prohibit North Carolina drivers from holding a cell phone while driving.  Drivers would not be able to text, surf the web, nor social media while driving.  If caught the driver would receive a fine.  This bill has...

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Trying to Get it All Done Distracted Driving

December 17, 2018

Blog, Chalk Talk

At some point we are all guilty of this one.  You are driving along in a hurry and you hear your cell phone chirp you have a new text message.  You are on a straight road with no one else in sight so you just glance down to quickly read it.  Crazy as it sounds...

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Distracted Driving the Myth

April 17, 2018

Blog, Chalk Talk

April is Distracted Driving month.  Everyday at O’Connor Insurance Associates we help clients who have been involved in car accidents.  Even when everyone is okay and there are no injuries in the accident the event is painful.  It involves getting estimates, car repairs, rental cars, and many calls to and from adjusters.  The insurance companies...

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North Carolina (NC) School Rules for the Road

August 29, 2017

Blog, Chalk Talk

It’s that time of year – when traffic patterns are thrown into a tailspin, and you have to leave your house 30 minutes early so you are not late to work. Yes, school is back in session. Pop Quiz Do you know when you need to stop for a school bus?  If you are not...

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Safe Driving 101

March 20, 2017

Blog, Chalk Talk

In recent months, our office has seen an alarming number of accidents.  It is common knowledge the best way to prevent your auto insurance from rising is not to have an accident but did you know there are a number of things you can do to prevent both causing an accident and in some cases,...

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How to Keep Your Auto Insurance Rates as Low as Humanly Possible

March 20, 2017

Blog, Chalk Talk

Daily we get ask by clients if there is any way to reduce their auto insurance rates.  The actual rate is set by the insurance carrier and has a number of factors built into it.  Some of the factors include things you as the consumer are unable to control like living in a city where...

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4 Things You Don’t Want to Leave Home Without While Traveling

December 9, 2016

Blog, Chalk Talk

Just this week in the news there were several major pileups on interstates across the United States.  One pileup hit just a little too close to home.  My parents were just about to get on Interstate 90 in Erie, PA when the interstate was closed.  Folks around Erie, PA are well versed in traveling in...

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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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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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