The Erie Times’ David Bruce Advises on Auto Insurance Savings

There are numerous methods of reducing what you pay for auto insurance. David Bruce, of The Erie Times, has written about many of them in his business column. To summarize; shop as many different insurers as you can, note that some insurers aren’t listed in on-line comparison sites, remember that some autos have more safety features (and thus, insurance discounts) than others, increased deductibles mean lower premiums, full payment of a premium might earn you a discount, and carrying full coverage on a low value vehicle is a waste of money. See the full article for all details!

PA Teens: Put the Cell Phone Away, and Drive Safely!

National statistics on teenaged driving fatalities reversed 8 years of declines, in 2011. Statistics for 2012 are preliminary, but so far it looks like they will show a second year of increased fatalities. Pennsylvania seems likely to buck that trend, but there are alarming numbers to consider, nevertheless. A teen driver who texts during daytime driving has over 5 times more chance of an accident than a driver who does not text. Add music to texting, and the likelihood of an accident is over 8 times greater. See the full article for more information!