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Get Smart about Traffic Safety

Posted to Tips and Resources, 3/27/14

Learn more about traffic safety with the following tips: Pedestrian Safety:

  • Use marked crosswalks
  • Look left, right, and left again before crossing
  • Establish eye contact with drivers before crossing the street
  • Drivers: Slow down near crosswalks, watch out for pedestrians who may enter or be in a crosswalk, and yield to pedestrians
What to do if you’re being tailgated:
  • Remain calm
  • Change lanes safely and let the driver pass
  • Shaka
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Get Smart about Traffic Safety

Back-over Prevention Safety Tips

Posted to Tips and Advice, 5/14/13

Every year, thousands of children are hurt or die because a driver backing up didn't see them. These incidents for the most part take place in residential driveways or parking lots. Read More >

Back-over Prevention Safety Tips

Drive Safe During Wet Weather

Posted to Tips and Advice, 3/09/12

Heavy rains and wet roads can worsen driving conditions in the islands. However, there are some simple steps you can take to help stay safe on Hawaii's roads. Read More >

Drive Safe During Wet Weather

Save $$$ at the Pump

Posted to Tips and Advice, 3/01/12

As gas prices gradually creep up again, you probably are looking for ways to save money at the pump. The following are a few simple items you may not be aware of, but could help you save some cash next time you fill up:1. DiscountsMake sure and watch for any offers from your local gas station. Some gas stations offer discounts to consumers who fill up their car's tanks on certain days.2. Get the lead out Read More >

Save $$$ at the Pump

Fix Your Flat

Posted to Tips and Advice, 3/01/12

We all love the feeling of riding on the open road: sun on your face, the breeze from an open window and your favorite tunes on the radio. Driving is rarely all fun in the sun though: traffic jams, high gas prices and flat tires all can put a damper on your enjoyment. We can't help with the first two, but we can provide some advice on how to quickly and safely get your car back on the road if you encounter a flat tire. Here are 10 easy steps to fix your flat and get back on the road. Read More >

Fix Your Flat

What is Distracted Driving?

Posted to Tips and Advice, 3/01/12

Most of us drive on a regular basis. As we become comfortable with the act of driving, the actions and motions begin to take on a sort of cruise control. It is easy to let the mind wander and start driving distracted.Distracted driving is quite serious. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, in 2008 more than a half million people were injured in car accidents caused by distracted driving. So what can you do to avoid being a distracted driver? Here are a few common distractions and some simple steps on how to avoid them. Read More >

What is Distracted Driving?

3 Tips for Teen Driving Safety

Posted to Tips and Advice, 3/01/12

Getting behind the wheel for the first few months or even years can be an exhilarating experience. The freedom, novelty of the situation, and the right of passage are all so exciting. While being a new teen driver should definitely be a proud accomplishment, it is important to remember that there is still a lot to learn about teen driving safety. That's why we've put together this simple list of tips on driving safely and responsibly. Follow these rules and you'll enjoy entertaining and eventful road trips, free of accidents and stress. Read More >

3 Tips for Teen Driving Safety

Auto Insurance Coverage

Posted to Tips and Advice, 2/29/12

If you're ever involved in an accident, having the right coverage can save you a lot in financial loss and inconvenience. There are several types of auto insurance coverage available: Read More >

Auto Insurance Coverage

Documenting Your Accident

Posted to Tips and Advice, 2/28/12

Documenting Your Accident What do you need to document if you're involved in an auto accident? Here are some pointers on facts and information you should take down. Accident Facts and Information

  1. Accident Information
  2. Date/Time
  3. Location
  4. Describe What Happened (include direction and the lane in which you were traveling)
  5. Damage to Your Vehicle
  6. Damage to Other Vehicle(s)
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Documenting Your Accident

What To Do After An Accident

Posted to Tips and Advice, 2/28/12

If you're involved in an accident, here are 10 steps you should always keep in mind:

  1. Get immediate help if anyone is hurt.
  2. Move your vehicle out of traffic if possible. Pull off the road and put on your emergency flashers to alert oncoming cars. Turn off the ignition to guard against fire.
  3. Get the other driver's name, address, phone number, make of the vehicle and license number.
  4. Get the name of the other driver's insurance company and their policy number.
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What To Do After An Accident