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Having to add a teenage driver to your car insurance policy will raise your rates. But you can control how much they'll climb. Having teens drive a Camry rather than a Corvette, encouraging them to bring home report cards with straight A's, and urging them to keep their driving records clean can all have a major impact on rates. READ MORE >>

Fireworks on the Fourth of July are an American tradition; they're just a great way to celebrate the anniversary of our independence. They light up the awe-inspired faces of our children and grandchildren, and they can even turn adults into kids again. But it's important to use them safely. READ MORE >>

Two in ten people planning to swim, boat or fish this summer cannot swim well, according to a new national survey by the American Red Cross. Sadly, each year drowning does occur, yet many could have been prevented: READ MORE >>

Finding the right used vehicle can be a difficult process, but a little research and preparation can go a long way. Here are 5 tips to help in the process. Tip #1: Safety first! Visit safercar.gov to compare vehicle crash test and safety ratings side-by-side. Tip #2: Research, research, research! READ MORE >>

Memorial Day weekend has arrived and for many it may mean taking to the highway for a quick vacation, breaking out the grill for some outdoor cooking, or taking that first dip in the pool.  The Insurance Center of Decatur would like to share some safety tips to insure you and your family have a great weekend! READ MORE >>

 Let’s keep everyone on a bike safe this summer! Of all motor vehicles, motorcycles are the most vulnerable on our roadways. Because motorcycles do not have safety belts, riders can be thrown off the bike in a crash resulting in serious injury or event death. Hitting a truck is like hitting a steel wall. READ MORE >>

Airline prices are through the roof this spring, largely due to the cost of gasoline. Therefore, your family may find it more economical to take a road trip this year on your family’s annual vacation. Just think; no waiting in line for security, delays, missed connection flights, or the insanity that often involves traveling with a family in an airport. READ MORE >>

· 75% of motorcycle accidents are due to a motorist’s failure to recognize a motorcycle. (“I didn’t see him!”) · The main behavior in motorist negligence against a motorcycle is making a left-hand turn while the motorcyclist is driving straight. READ MORE >>

Free classified sites such as craigslist.org have come to be a great resource for people wanting to find home service contractors in their area. However, unfortunately for some, the convenience has come at too high of a price. READ MORE >>

According to the FEMA US Fire Administration (USFA), outside cooking grills cause more than 170 injuries each year and $35 million in property damage and loss. Gas leaks, blocked tubes and overfilled propane tanks are to blame for about half of all property loss and injuries. READ MORE >>

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