Want to save on your New Britain, CT car insurance? Use this guide.

What does a sudden downpour, a major pothole, a faulty traffic light, and your cellphone all have in common? They all present dangers to you out on the road. You might think your phone doesn’t fit into that mix but, in fact, it’s a leading cause of distracted driving.

Distracted driving is one of the most serious hazards out on the road. To help you put a stop to this danger—and in turn save on your New Britain, CT car insurance—stow these devices while you’re in drive.

  • Cellphones: Did you know that, according to the experts at the National Safety Council, one in four accidents in recent years involved some kind of cellphone use? Right now, 14 states have banned talking on a hand-held phone while driving and 46 states have banned texting and driving, underscoring how important it is to put away your phone while you’re behind the wheel.
  • Smart watches: Just because your phone’s capabilities have moved to your risk doesn’t mean you’re excused from distracted driving. In fact, the smaller screen of a smart watch can require more focus, making it a serious danger. In a recent study, drivers reading a text on their smart watch took .67 seconds longer to respond to a hazard in the road than those reading the same message on a cellphone.
  • Navigation systems: All navigation systems come with the ability to pre-program your destination before you set out, offering you turn by turn directions along your route. Use this feature instead of dangerously taking your eyes off the road to check your navigation system!

How, exactly, will avoiding distracted driving help you save on your car’s coverage? A clean driving record can help you drive down your car insurance premiums! Want to learn more about this savings method and other ways you can slash your rates? Contact North American Underwriters, serving Bristol, Farmington, New Britain, and Plainville, for all of your Connecticut coverage needs. Don’t renew until you call NAU!