If you're like most parents in Pennsylvania and across the country, watching your teenage son or daughter get his or her driver's license and climb behind the wheel of a car can be a moment filled with mixed emotions.
Insurance companies often recruit customers by using slogans that indicate that they are attentive, available, compassionate, neighborly, and understanding - characteristics you might find in a good friend. But at the end of the day, an insurance company is not a friend - it's a business. Insurance agents may seem friendly and many are nice people, but at the end of the day, the agent's job is to protect the insurance company's bottom line.
A recent study released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration highlighted a staggering number that many drivers may take for granted. Essentially, researchers found that cost of auto accidents across the United States costs nearly $1 trillion per year when considering the costs of medical expenses, lost wages, property damage and decreased quality of life for those who suffer long term injuries.
The Independence Day holiday weekend is the second major summer holiday (with Labor Day being the third). Next weekend, millions of Americans will take to highways to travel to destinations for the long weekend. While gas prices are likely to remain unseasonably high, it is not expected to deter people from travelling. After all, with joblessness rates being at their lowest since 2007, more people are expected to take on a bit of debt to enjoy the holiday.