All Posts tagged texting and driving

New Teen Driver in the Family?

When you have a teen driver or soon-to-be teen driver in your household, there are a lot of concerns. Not only do you want to make sure your teen stays safe on the road, you have to worry about what to do in terms of auto insurance too.

In terms of insurance, working with an independent agent is often the best way to go. He or she can help you choose the right policy option for your family—which may be vastly different than you thought! An agent is here to work with you and get you a great deal on the coverage you want.

As far as imparting good driving habits on your teen, that’s harder. A hard and fast rule against texting and driving is important. As far as the basics behind the wheel, sometimes a driver’s education course is best. It takes the pressure off your teen as far as trying to learn with his or her parents, plus you may qualify for auto insurance discounts after your teen takes the class too.

For more driving safety tips for your teen in the Austin, Texas area please contact the Insurance Agency of Dean Davis today.


Texting and Driving? There’s an App for That.

The climbing number of tragedies related to driving distractions is becoming a public safety concern, and, consequently an insurance concern. The issue of texting and driving tops the list. While texting and driving is a fatal combination in many cases, drivers, especially the young, engage in this risky behavior. You can stop doing that, now. There’s an app for that.

The phone service mogul AT&T has created an app that enables drivers to avoid the dangerous practice and help lower the number of accidents and fatalities. The app is called DriveMode. DriveMode is an auto-reply app set to inform the sender of an incoming text message that that you are driving on the road and that you will reply when it is safer to do so. It works when the vehicle is moving at or above 25 miles per hour.

In encouraging safe and responsible driving, AT&T is offering the application for free. It is available on both the Android and Black Berry Platforms.

Dean Davis Insurance is a reputable auto insurance provider for the greater Austin, TX area. Contact Dean Davis today to get your insurance quotes and learn the possible advantages of being insured while using the DriveMode app. Stay safe.