Watch Out Pismo! Avoiding Bicyclists on the Road

You don’t need fear bicyclists on the road, even though the consequences of an accident can be dire. It’s entirely possible to practice smart safety on the road if you follow these suggestions.

Ditching the Distractions 

Our radios, phones and conversations seem to take center stage when we’re driving, which leads to countless avoidable incidents on the road. If it hasn’t rained for a while or if our windows are fogged up, we may not take the necessary precautions which jeopardizes our visibility and increases our odds of losing control of the car — and potentially hitting a cyclist. Simply being aware of this can be enough to train yourself to be a better driver. Or you can consider doing something more drastic like putting your phone in the trunk or committing to leave a few minutes early so you have time to warm up your car. Pismo Beach can get a lot of fog, so you don’t want to compromise your drive to work by not being able to see out the window. Sometimes you need to do something out of the ordinary to help drive the point home, and you should do it now before there’s a problem. Doing so can mean that bicyclists and you stay safer on the road. 

A Safer Experience for Everyone

Having the right insurance can also put everyone at ease when you’re on the road. At Neff & Associates Insurance Services Inc we can help you determine what type of coverage will safeguard against every type of event you may encounter. Being able replace what you’ve lost is a priceless comfort when something unexpected occurs. We serve Pismo Beach, CA so give us a call today for a quote or simply to talk to one of our agents. 

Better Safe Than Sorry

A disaster isn’t going to avoid you just because you’re not ready. That’s why it’s best to prepare in advance even if a severe weather event isn’t expected in your area. Truly when it comes to disasters, it’s better to be safe than sorry, even if it does inconvenience you for space in your home. 

1. Lighting 

At any point in time, your electric may go out from a storm or from somebody running into a pole with their vehicle. It may even be from an issue with your circuit breaker. You don’t want to be searching around in the dark for a flashlight or candle that doesn’t have a designated spot. For this reason, you should have a flashlight or battery-operated lantern in a specific spot where you’ll know where it is in case of a total power failure. Have a pack or two of batteries on hand beside the flashlights. You may want to place a battery operated light in every area of your house where you or a family member will more than likely go to during a power failure. 

2. First Aid Kit

You should always have a first aid kit in your home that has the necessary medical supplies for burns, cuts, skin tears and stings. You can opt to create your own by purchasing the essentials like baking soda, band aids, gauze, alcohol prep pads and antibiotic ointment. You could also opt to purchase a premade kit that doesn’t require you to find a variety of healthcare items when one with the same items is available for you to purchase without hassle. 

3. Food and Water

You should have a supply of food and water that gets you through at least three days. All food items should be non-perishable.

Be safe rather than sorry by having insurance in case of a disaster. Contact Neff & Associates Insurance Services today.