Insurance claims prevention a low priority for Americans during the holidays

Thanksgiving turkey fire insurance claims

A new Allstate Holiday Home Hazards survey showed most people don’t take many precautions at this time of year. From Thanksgiving through the New Year, this hectic time of preparing for guests, decorating, cooking and entertaining (all on top of our everyday lives) brings about an increase in the number of insurance claims received from insurers. That said, a recent survey has shown that people don’t seem to be giving priority to taking precautions. A new poll released by Allstate has shown that once Thanksgiving dinner is done, 75 percent…

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Survey shows that Americans want new adolescent driving regulations

Allstate Insurance has released the results of a survey they performed across the country, which showed that almost 60 percent of Americans would like a nationwide law that would set minimum state requirements for a graduated driver licensing (GDL) program. The survey also showed that among all of the age groups, adolescents ranked the lowest. In fact, among the participants, 81 percent gave teens an “average” or “poor” driver rating. The STANDUP Act (Safe Teen and Novice Driver Uniform Protection), is already in Congress where it is pending. It is…

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Allstate releases common boating accident avoidance tips

As this year’s boating season passes its peak and begins to come to a close, Allstate Insurance has identified the most common forms of boating accident and has released tips for boaters to avoid making common errors that can lead to damage to their vehicles. The Coast Guard is reminding boaters to remain vigilant, but is already celebrating a notable drop in the number of accidents and fatalities. For example, a recent report showed that accidents have been falling over the years, as there were 4730 reported in 2009, but…

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Allstate survey shows that U.S. drivers are confident in their driving abilities despite their dangerous habits

A new study from Allstate Corp. suggests that U.S. motorists may not be as skilled of drivers as they may think. The study shows that the majority of Americans consider themselves to be good drivers with safe habits. This notion is contrary to the evidence compiled by Allstate that suggests otherwise. How the auto insurance industry will react to the study is yet to be seen. Whether the study will serve as inspiration for drivers to improve their habits is also unclear. Allstate studied more than 1,000 adults in the…

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