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Auto Insurance: How to Practice Defensive Driving

Auto Insurance How to Practice Defensive DrivingAuto Insurance: How to Practice Defensive Driving

You may be an excellent driver with a driving history free of traffic tickets and car collisions, but there are some things you can’t control when on the road.  Each year fatal car accidents take away the lives of over 35,000 Americans.  With such a high number, car safety simply can’t be overlooked.

There are many drivers on the road who are distracted by a less than important text and some drivers who genuinely believe their fully able to simultaneously drive, eat and rummage through their belongings. There are even drivers who simply never use their warning signal and some that are fueled by rage.  We can’t deter these individuals from driving, but we can practice defensive driving to decrease the possibility of these bad behaviors turning into a car accident.

Being educated in defensive driving is an important tool to acquire.

Defensive driving requires a driver to always be cautious and alert.  It’s about always being aware of your surroundings. You need to be able to spot any potential collisions and correctly react to them.

Don’t be distracted. Although this may seem obvious, many drivers are guilty of this. Distracted driving is not limited to answering a phone call or text.  Distracted driving also includes eating, interacting with passengers, applying makeup and rummaging through your belongings. Distraction driving enables a driver from focusing on the road.

Be cautious of the drivers who are practicing poor driving behaviors such as speeding and driving drowsy.  Make it a habit to constantly check your mirrors.

Keep a safe distance from the car ahead of you.  This will give you extra space to move forward if the driver behind you isn’t able to break in time.

Always yield regardless if you have the right of away. Not every driver on the road abides by traffic laws. Many are eager to get past a stop sign or a stop light.


Nobody covers Pennsylvania drivers like we do at Dryfoos. We specialize in helping our clients cover their personal automobiles against unforeseen damages and injuries. As independent insurance agents, we have access to many top-rated, financially sound insurers that operate here in PA, and can set you up with the most affordable rates and most appropriate coverage.

When reviewing your Personal Auto insurance needs, we’ll carefully create a comprehensive program that may include the following features:

  • Collision Coverage—protects you from loss should another vehicle collide with yours.
  • Bodily Injury and Property Damage Liability Coverage—protects you from loss for injuries and property damage you may cause to others while operating your auto.
  • Medical Coverage—covers the medical expenses of the driver and occupants of the insured vehicle.
  • Comprehensive Coverage—protection from damage caused by things other than a vehicle collision.

We can also supply you with coverage for special types of vehicles such as antique automobiles, classic cars, high performance cars and more.

What’s more, our staff is always here when you need us, especially in the event of an accident. You can rely on us to help you achieve a responsive resolution so you can get back behind the wheel.

Just fill out our quick and easy form (or call 1-800-253-6728), and we’ll get your quote back to you as soon as possible.

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