April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

We all know that talking on a phone and texting while driving are a bad idea. With the advances in Bluetooth devices, auto and cellphone manufacturers have been developing hands-free options so you can talk and keep both hands on the wheel. According to the National...
May I See Your License, Registration, and Smartphone?

May I See Your License, Registration, and Smartphone?

With the passage of Ohio Senate Bill 255, effective March 23, 2015, Ohioans can officially use an electronic version of proof of auto insurance. Joining 31 other states that already allowed electronic proof of insurance, the new law allows motorists to show digital...
Tips to Prepare for Severe Spring Weather

Tips to Prepare for Severe Spring Weather

You can never be too prepared for severe weather. During Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week March 1-7, Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor is providing information to help Ohioans keep themselves, loved ones and property safe in...
Don’t Be a Victim of Frozen Pipes

Don’t Be a Victim of Frozen Pipes

A frozen winter wonderland can turn ugly when water pipes freeze and burst. But you can take steps to avoid frozen pipes. How to prevent trouble 1  Before cold weather hits, drain your swimming pool and sprinklers. Remove outdoor hoses, turn off the water supply...
Preparing now can ease burden if natural disaster strikes

Preparing now can ease burden if natural disaster strikes

In recent years, hail, tornadoes and severe thunderstorms have been the main cause of weather-related losses, and it seems as if historic events have become a common occurrence. As we respond to severe weather, there are some things to keep in mind to help protect...
7 Unusual Tips for Winter-Proofing Your Car or Truck

7 Unusual Tips for Winter-Proofing Your Car or Truck

You see a lot of articles this time of year recommending some common sense things you should do to protect your vehicle and yourself in the bitter cold winter weather. Things such as keeping an emergency kit in your car along with blankets, a shovel and cat litter or...