Tag: Safety and Insurance Issues

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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Paying respects to those who served

By on May 22, 2015 at 2:19 PM

I’ll admit it; when I see Memorial Day coming up on the calendar, what immediately comes to mind is a long, sunny weekend with a cold beverage or two and maybe a swimming pool to cool off in. But each year I also make it a point to reflect on the true meaning of the […]

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Irish eyes are smiling … when everyone has a safe and enjoyable St. Patrick’s Day

By on March 13, 2015 at 2:09 PM

Sizzle up some corned beef and cabbage. Don your favorite green outfit, and don’t forget about that shamrock and the pot of gold. OK, I’ll stop with the St. Patrick’s Day stereotyping, but hey – it’s the one day everyone gets to be Irish, and we just want to make sure nobody takes the fun […]

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Memory of the Month: Clearing a path

By on January 30, 2015 at 10:03 AM

Each month, we share an image from GEICO’s past and invite you to exercise your caption-writing skills. I love this picture. Can you guess why? Back in the late 1990s (about when this photo was taken), before the Gecko made his debut, GEICO was using an advertising slogan along the lines of “Safety is our […]

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Teen Drivers: GEICO’s got a website just for you

By on August 29, 2014 at 10:12 AM

By guest blogger Poojah Ganesh You passed your driver’s test and got your driver’s license. Good for you! You even got a car to drive to school and other places without needing Mom and Dad to chauffeur you around. That’s pretty exciting, isn’t it? But your parents worry about your safety, especially when you’re driving […]

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Motorcycle riders, what’s stopping you?

By on September 12, 2013 at 3:00 PM

By guest blogger Tony Blue, public relations Motorcycle enthusiasts know there’s nothing like being out on the open road with the throttle in your hand and the wind at your back. Riding a motorcycle brings on an overwhelming sense of freedom, exhilaration and excitement. But riding a motorcycle also comes with an abundance of safety […]

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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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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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