Category: Safety and Insurance Issues

So you think you can text and drive? Guess again.

By on July 8, 2015 at 8:26 AM

“They’ll see you before you see them.” “Keep your head out of your apps.” Friends don’t let friends drive drunk.” “It can wait.” Every day, we’re bombarded by anti-drunk driving and anti-distracted driving messages like the ones above — to the point where we may feel overloaded. But I recently got to see why the […]

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Play it safe and keep July Fourth fun

By on July 2, 2015 at 1:50 PM

Independence Day: For many it’s the pinnacle of the summer season. Perhaps you tie it into a vacation, use the day to host a barbecue, or take a trip to a city festival. And, the holiday certainly wouldn’t be complete without catching a fireworks display. If you plan on hosting a picnic or attending one, […]

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Don’t get caught off guard this hurricane season

By on June 12, 2015 at 9:37 AM

Katrina. Andrew. Hugo. These are more than names for millions of people. Rather, they stand for the full wrath of Mother Nature in the form of a strong hurricane. Hurricane season is upon us, so now’s the time to prepare properly if you live near the coast. Taking these steps will make your life a […]

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You still have time! Tell us your story and you could win $100

By on June 5, 2015 at 1:08 PM

If you follow GEICO on Twitter (@GEICO), you may have seen us talking about our #BrakeTheHabit video contest. If you’re between the ages of 15 and 25, we want you to show us why you don’t drive distracted. Got 15 seconds to spare? Just post your video to Twitter using the hashtag #BrakeTheHabit and mention […]

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Behind the scenes: a crash-test exclusive

By on May 26, 2015 at 2:50 PM

Twisted metal. Shattered glass. Blown tires. You might think I’m wandering through a junkyard, but that’s not the case. I’m talking about the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) Vehicle Research Center, which I had the opportunity to visit recently. This state-of-the-art facility, nestled among the farms of central Virginia’s idyllic countryside, is visited by […]

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Protect yourself from identity theft

By on May 20, 2015 at 4:05 PM

By now, you shouldn’t need to be reminded that your personal information is always at risk, by way of your smartphone, your computer, even your trash. As hard as you work to build up your credit, identity thieves are working even harder trying to steal your identity for monetary gain. Identity thieves will use any […]

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New biker or not, make safety your top priority

By on May 12, 2015 at 9:07 AM

‘Tis the season for cycles! As a rider, I find this time of year exciting and scary at the same time. Each motorcycle season brings out new riders who are eager to hit the road but ill-prepared to handle the challenges of operating a motorcycle safely. Unfortunately, many of the first-time riders that are involved […]

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Three things beginning bikers need to know

By on May 4, 2015 at 11:16 AM

One of the biggest challenges I see with new riders is that they often buy too much bike. If you are in the market for a bike, please consider the size and performance of the bike when deciding which bike is best for you. There are so many different body types, engine sizes and performance […]

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GEICO recognizes teens for drug and alcohol prevention programs

By on May 1, 2015 at 2:24 PM

By guest blogger Christine Tasher Fueled by lots of teenage energy and exuberance, award ceremonies took place in several Maryland and Virginia high schools last week when GEICO recognized students’ efforts to promote good decisions – on the road, on dates, at school and in the community. Working with the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP), […]

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Five reasons to enter the GEICO #BrakeTheHabit video contest

By on April 20, 2015 at 4:36 PM

GEICO’s #BrakeTheHabit video contest kicked off this month; we’re asking young drivers to tell us why they don’t drive distracted. You should enter the video contest if: You are tired of giving your friends and family the evil eye for driving distracted. You’re a whiz taking videos (video camera, iPhone, Vine or Instagram) You want […]

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