Getting behind the wheel during the holidays?
The holiday season can be an exciting time for families and friends to get together. As the holidays approach, we want to make sure you and your families are safe. GEICO would like to offer a few maintenance and driving tips to help ensure that you and your vehicles stay safe during the coming winter months.
Before you start your trip, make sure your vehicle is prepared for travel. Unfortunately, breakdowns may still occur, even if you have checked your vehicle, planned your trip carefully, and taken every precaution. If you are insured with GEICO, check to see if Emergency Road Service (ERS) is included on your policy. If you don't have this valuable coverage, you can log into your policy and add ERS today, or you can call our toll free number (800) 861-8380 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Don't have a GEICO policy? You can get a free quote online or give us a call.
If you are staying home this holiday season and choose to host a holiday celebration, please be smart and arrange for designated drivers. If you are a guest and have consumed a few alcoholic drinks, please take advantage of a designated driver or take a taxi cab home.
The consequences of driving drunk are now extremely harsh and judges are getting stricter in handing out fines and penalties. In addition, there are other consequences drivers should consider before getting behind the wheel after drinking, including:
- Jail time
- Court costs and attorneys fees
- Loss of job and income
- Increased insurance rates
- Loss of driving privileges
- And worst of all, injuring or killing others
Please be safe and enjoy your holidays.
From your friends at GEICO.