Category: Safety and Insurance Issues

K-12 students: Get creative, win cash prize in GEICO’s safety poster and video contest

By on October 26, 2012 at 3:47 PM

If you’re an elementary school, middle school or high school student with a zest for creativity and a passion for spreading awareness about the importance of safe driving, GEICO has just the contest for you. Did we mention that you could earn a nice cash prize? Now that we have your attention, GEICO would like […]

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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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