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Three Ways To Stay Safer This Summer

With summer nearly here, many individuals and families across the country will begin making plans for summer activities or embarking on vacation. While summer activities or travel plans can be a lot of fun, it's also important to be smart about activities and protecting what matters most, whether enjoying a staycation, taking a road trip, or spending time on the water. In today's Aegis blog post, we look at a few ways to stay safer this summer and protect yourself and your property.

Roadway Safety

Road trips are some of the most popular ways people vacation during the summer, whether it's in a personal vehicle, RV, or even on a motorcycle. Regardless of the distance driven, it's essential to make sure vehicles are in top working condition before hitting the road to reduce the chance of a vehicle breakdown, car accident, or other vehicle liability issue. In addition, it's important to be a safe and alert driver by not texting while behind the wheel or participating in other distracting activities. Also, be sure to check the vehicle's auto insurance policy and additional options in the event that a tow, roadside assistance, or rental car is needed while traveling.

Watercraft Safety

Beaches, lakes, and rivers are popular destinations for summer activities, but personal and watercraft safety is essential to protect both people and property. Before spending time on the water in a boat or other personal watercraft, there should be life preservers or life vests available for all passengers in the event of accidents. Also, any person operating a personal watercraft or boat should avoid becoming inebriated while driving to avoid crashes or personal injuries. All boats and watercraft should also be covered under personal Watercraft Insurance to cover medical payments, physical damage, and liability claims.

Property Safety

Finally, taking a trip away from home can be incredibly relaxing, but without the proper protection, owners could return to a burglarized, damaged, or vandalized home. It's crucial to take proactive steps to protect homes and personal property from damages, theft, or vandalism, and there are several options available to homeowners. First, homeowners can have security systems installed around the inside and outside of the house to monitor the property through video remotely from any location, with direct connections to law enforcement and first responders. In addition, property owners can have security lighting installed to help illuminate the exterior of the house, and timed lights inside the house to give the appearance of people inside.

Vacations should be times of rest and relaxation, and having extra safety measures in place can help ensure peace of mind and personal and property protection regardless of how far you are from home. Aegis Insurance & Financial Services is committed to helping clients get the comprehensive personal insurance coverage needed to protect individuals, families, and personal property no matter where you might be. For more information about our full line of Personal Insurance products, contact Aegis at 713-850-7622 or fill out our online form for a free quote!

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