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Making a Car Seat Safer for Children

New car technology is introduced each year to protect vehicle occupants during a crash. But many American’s don’t consider the same type of technology goes into making car seats safer for children. The leading cause of unintentional deaths to children is automotive related. You can reduce the risk of death by 71% if you correctly install and use child safety seats. It is very important that anytime you have a child in the car, you correctly use and install the car seat. 73% of car seats are not installed correctly and can lead to injury or death during a crash.

Resources for Car Seats

There are many different resources that will teach you how to properly install a car seat.  Safekids.org holds events all over the country.  

New National Survey – Will Self-Driving Cars Eliminate Distracted Driving?

If you had a self-driving car, how much attention do you really think you’d need to pay to the road? That’s what we wanted to find out when we asked nearly 3,000 licensed U.S. drivers in a new national survey to coincide with Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The survey, commissioned by Erie Insurance and conducted online by Harris Poll, finds almost six in 10 (59 percent) think that self-driving cars will eliminate the problem of distracted driving. We’re still years away from a future where self-driving cars are the norm. But that hasn’t stopped these survey respondents from making plans for what they’d do with their downtime behind the wheel of a self-driving car.

Survey Says: Nap

Sleeping promises to be a popular pastime in self-driving cars. Roughly half of licensed drivers (51 percent) say one of the biggest

How to Pick The Best Vehicle for a Teen Driver

When your teen driver starts learning to drive, it can be stressful. You want to make sure that they know all the rules of the road and are constantly focused while driving and safe at all times. But what many parents don’t consider is the vehicle they allow their child to drive. In many cases, the vehicle may not be safe. Sure, teaching your child to drive is the most important part. The vehicle that your child drives should be the next important thing to consider. Whether it’s a hand me down, new or used, or even a shared vehicle, it is very important to know which vehicle is the safest for your teen driver.


When you have a teen driver, safety should be your highest priority. The first thing you should consider is what kind of horsepower the vehicle

Should You Get Life Insurance?

There are many types of insurance, a plan to cover your home, your car, belongings, and even your life. A lot of young adults don’t understand the importance of life insurance. They also don’t understand the benefits of owning a policy and how they can help you and your family.

Life Insurance Can Help When the Unexpected Happens

Much like other insurance policies, life insurance protects you and your family from an unexpected death. In most cases, the policy can be used to help pay for funeral expenses and burial costs. Many people are unaware that funerals can cost up to tens of thousands of dollars. Life insurance could also help cover loss of income due to death. The money can be used for living expenses and domestic tasks that may need to be hired for assistance.

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Be an Informed Homeowner

Whether you are a new homeowner or you have some years under your belt, homeowners insurance can be confusing. Purchasing a home is a lot of money and covering this investment is very important.

So why should a homeowner get homeowners insurance?

Insuring your home isn’t a government requirement. But most, if not all, mortgage lenders require you to get some form of insurance coverage for your home. They require this to cover their investment on your property. Even without a mortgage, homeowners insurance is a good idea. It will protect your investment for a number of reasons. If any damage to your home has occurred because of a storm or fire, you are covered to rebuild or fix your property. It can also cover things within your home and outside your home. Damaged property can be covered,

What does Act 89 Mean For Pennsylvania Drivers?

Because of provisions in Act 89 of 2013, registered drivers no longer have to display the registration sticker on their license plate.In fact, after the 1st of January, stickers wont be issued at all.

So what does Act 89 mean for Pennsylvania drivers?

Even though the stickers are being eliminated through Act 89, drivers will still need to register/renew their vehicle. This process is planned to go smoother than the sticker issue. When renewing/registering a vehicle online, the customer now will have an option of saving a copy and printing a permanent registration card at any time. Eventually, it is planned to make this process smart phone adaptable. This will eliminate the need for any printing what so ever. It is still required to have this information available if asked by law enforcement, having a safety or emissions

Automobile Insurance Claim: Is it Damaged or Totaled?

If you are involved in an accident, you may be wondering how your insurance company evaluates the damage to your car? Where do I go from here and how do they determine my insurance claim? These questions are normal. Many drivers who are in an accident have all kinds of questions. This blog is to help you understand the process our insurance company, Erie Insurance, does to determine the payout of your vehicle.

 Claim adjusters will assess the condition of the vehicle. After data is collected, that information will be run through an industry-leading database to estimate the vehicles current worth. This will determine the resale value and demand for your vehicle.  

The adjuster will also determine the salvage value. This amount is the total of resale for parts and

Kattan-Ferretti Insurance Celebrates 75TH Anniversary

Kattan Ferretti Insurance is celebrating its 75th anniversary in May 2015, commemorating Charles A. Kattan’s start as an independent insurance agent. In 1940, while Mr. Kattan was working for the Vanadium Alloys Steel Company, he started the agency and wrote his first auto policy with Erie Insurance in May, 1940. At the time, he was operating the agency out of his house. Later, he opened an office on Ligonier Street in Latrobe with one employee and serviced the insurance needs of the community for the next 28 years. Upon Mr. Kattan’s passing in 1968, his son-in-law, Mario J. Ferretti, joined the agency and steadily grew the business from one employee to 15 employees. The agency now has two locations, one at 211 Weldon St., Latrobe, and one at 1000 Tower Way, Greensburg. While offering the best comprehensive Home,

Erie Insurance offers unique, new ridesharing coverage for drivers

New car insurance fills gaps and covers drivers before, during and after trips

ERIE, Pa., Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Erie Insurance has launched what it believes to be a first-of-its-kind coverage to protect drivers who use ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. The new car insurance coverage solves a longstanding problem for drivers in the ridesharing economy by eliminating confusion over what's covered and when. With ERIE's new coverage, the driver has insurance coverage during every part of the trip—before, during and after the hired ride.   - See more at: https://www.erieinsurance.com/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/2014/ridesharing#sthash.Swo4zF5N.dpuf

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