Category: Safety and Insurance Issues

Spring means time for cleaning … your car

By on April 17, 2012 at 8:36 AM

I confess: sometimes, I use my car for storage. I would store five pairs of shoes, three sweaters, two coats, a few bottles of water and, yes, a box of Cheez-Its. Last week, I found my long-lost tote bag in the trunk of my car. That’s when I realized that it’s time to do some […]

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St. Patrick’s Day ain’t what it used to be – thank goodness

By on March 16, 2012 at 7:33 AM

Back when I was young and foolish – or let’s say younger and more foolish – my friends and I actually thought it was important to “get our Irish on” for St. Patrick’s Day. Of course that consisted mostly of consuming our share of a variety of fine Irish libations. I can’t claim to have […]

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The rise of teen driver deaths – what more can be done?

By on March 12, 2012 at 9:32 AM

As the father of a young man who’s in the process of getting his driver’s license, I’m keenly interested in anything that’s related to keeping young drivers safe on the road. Naturally, I was troubled by a report I saw recently from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), which said that the number of 16- […]

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10 Winter Weather Driving Tips

By on December 12, 2011 at 1:47 PM

I would’ve written this post a little sooner if I knew “Snowtober” was going to surprise the Northeast back in late October. Better late than never, though! There’s still plenty of winter weather ahead for 2011-2012. While you can still find a nice day, prepare for the rest of the season by winterizing your vehicle. […]

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Safe driving: one more reason to give thanks

By on November 22, 2011 at 3:30 PM

Having recently had my beloved 2003 Hyundai Sonata totaled while it was parked innocently on a suburban neighborhood street, I’m a bit more familiar than I’d like to be with the scourge of unsafe driving. I still can’t figure out how the guy who hit my car could have been going that fast on that […]

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GEICO gears up for 25th Annual Safety Poster & Video Contest! Who’s in?

By on October 25, 2011 at 9:44 AM

By guest blogger Mary M., public relations Each fall, GEICO invites students across the country to use their imagination to create a message emphasizing the importance of safe driving. This year, we’re doing it again! GEICO is inviting all students (ages 6-18) to enter its 25th Annual Safety Poster & Video Contest. Students will have […]

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Choosing a booster seat

By on October 6, 2011 at 9:58 AM

By Guest blogger Heather Li, associate editor, GEICO Now  magazine Is your child ready for an upgrade from car seat to booster seat? With a dizzying array of choices, some are better than others … but which one to pick for your precious cargo? Safety experts, such as the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and […]

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Swim safely this summer

By on June 23, 2011 at 10:33 AM

Spending a few hours at the pool is a great way to escape the hot summer heat and cool off. And the pool is a great place for having fun, socializing with friends and exercising. Swimming isn’t all fun and games, though … whether you have your own pool, or you’re swimming at a friend’s […]

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2010 GEICO Safety Poster & Video Contest winners announced

By on June 9, 2011 at 8:50 AM

GEICO’s annual Safety Poster & Video Contest enjoyed another successful year, with hundreds of entries in the poster, computer-generated and video categories. Our judges had a hard time choosing only five grand-prize winners. In the poster category of the contest, the winners were: Matthew Schneider of Florida in the elementary school category, for his three-dimensional […]

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When it comes to your car, you should always have gas

By on May 10, 2011 at 11:30 AM

I’ve run out of gas plenty of times. It’s no big deal. I just walk to the garage, grab the gas can, refill the tank on the mower and get back to work. However, running out of gas in one’s car or truck presents more of a problem. Not only could it strand you many […]

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