Holiday Traffic Alert: Uninsured Motorist Accidents Top 10,000 in Texas

This year’s accident reports reveal that approximately 10,000 insured Texas drivers have been involved in car accidents with uninsured motorists.  

In a recent press release TexasSure, the vehicle verification database led by the Texas Department of Insurance, stated that, “one out of every five vehicles on Texas roads is uninsured”.

As the holiday season is in full swing, the festivities also bring hundreds of thousands of Texans to the roads. With drivers hitting the highways this week for the Thanksgiving holiday, it’s vital that each is prepared and has reliable Texas auto insurance.

Below are some great holiday traffic tips, from ABC 13, to keep you and your loved ones safe during this high traffic and high travel season:

1. Drive Defensively: The number of uninsured drivers on the road leads to the unpredictability of accidents and their outcomes.

2. Focus on the road: Put down the cell phone, make-up and food while driving; avoid distractions and multi-tasking because it only increases the chances of being in an accident.

3. Slow Down: Speeding is one of the top causes of auto accidents; obey the speed limit and be conscious of those around you. Don’t feel pressured to increase your speed due to tailgating nor should you weave in and out of traffic pressuring others.

4. Look Around:  Pay attention to the drivers around you; make sure you keep a safe distance between your vehicle and the car in front of you; leave accurate space in case you must make an unexpected, abrupt stop.

5. Get Covered: This may be the most important of all—don’t be that risky uninsured driver! Review your auto policy if needed and make sure you have the appropriate coverage.

There are a variety of Texas auto policies available with varying degrees of protection. Bodily Injury Coverage helps pay for any medical expenses you may obtain due to an auto accident with an uninsured driver. Property Damage Coverage takes it one step further and helps pay for damages to your vehicle caused by an uninsured motorist.

Interested in reviewing your coverage or getting an updated Texas auto insurance quote? Visit Dagley Insurance now—don’t risk the health and safety of your loved ones this holiday season, protect yourself from accidents and uninsured motorists!

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