Jonathan Geissler July 31, 2017 No Comments

Peace of Mind Well Spent: A Lesson from Ireland

Garrett Durland, fresh off his Ireland family vacation, with an important story and lesson to share with you…   Let’s set the scene.  It’s day two of vacation in Ireland, where you drive on the left hand side of the road and shift your manual transmission with your left hand — from the right seat!  I […]

Jonathan Geissler July 17, 2017 No Comments

10 Most Stolen Vehicles in the U.S.

As drivers, we face all sorts of risks and exposures: animals, road conditions, reckless drivers, distracted drivers, and even sheer bad luck. While some risks are easier to counteract than others, the very model car we own is itself a risk! A new report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) identified the 10 most […]

Jonathan Geissler March 27, 2017 1 Comment

The 3 Biggest Spring Vehicle Risks in the Hudson Valley

The latest Farmers Insurance Seasonal Smarts Digest uses the last four years’ worth of auto claims data from roads around the country and in the Tri-State Area to highlight some of the most common hazards drivers face during the spring season. Farmers’ claims data from 2013-2016 identified the three major trouble spots between March and May for […]

Jonathan Geissler December 5, 2016 No Comments

Is Your Car Ready for Winter?

Cold and stormy weather introduces many challenges to our everyday lives – one of which is keeping our cars and trucks operating efficiently and safely. Forecasters are expecting northeastern U.S. to harbor frequent storms and above-average snowfall this winter. They also report that temperatures in the northeast will average 3-5 degrees Fahrenheit lower than last […]

Jonathan Geissler November 15, 2016 No Comments

BUCK-le Up for Deer Season

Let’s face it – if you live in the Hudson Valley area, your true neighbors are probably the infamous white-tailed deer. Prying their faces through the garden fence for a quick appetizer before devouring shrubs and flowers along the walkway for dinner, they are everywhere and their appetites seemingly boundless. Sadly, our noisy neighbors become […]

Jonathan Geissler October 28, 2016 No Comments

Daylight Saving Time: Costing More than Just Sleep?

When Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends next week, most of us will relish the gift of an extra hour in Slumberville. However, the subtle time shift, even when “falling back” an hour, can take a significant toll on our bodies. A U.S. National Library of Medicine study found a significant increase in car crashes due […]

Jonathan Geissler October 19, 2016 No Comments

Texting and Driving: A Lethal Combination

Technology is a beautiful thing. It is designed to make our lives easier. It shows us a more efficient way to do things. It allows us to stay connected at all times. When misused, however, it can pose serious threats to our lives and our safety. Statistics show that at any moment, 660,000 drivers in […]