Safe Boating Keeps Focus on Fun

Posted by  //  June 12, 2014  //  Allstate, Articles

Allstate highlights ways for New Yorkers to stay safe and what to do in case of an accident

Staying safe and protecting your investment is something Allstate knows a lot about. Below are some recommendations/tips for fun and safe boating this summer.

These recommendations include:

  • Be considerate of your fellow boaters
  • Let someone know where you’re going and how long you expect to be away
  • Always have a life preserver for everyone on board and one throwable flotation device
  • Carry a working VHF radio that is monitored by U.S. Coast Guard and all maritime law enforcement
  • Have a navigation system such as a GPS and carry a backup paper chart

“While having fun is a priority on the water, these simple tips can help boaters stay safe,” said Allstate New York Spokesperson, Jaclyn Darrohn. “In addition to keeping you safe, there may also be a discount on your boat insurance for completing a boating education course.”

However, even safe boaters unfortunately encounter mishaps on the water. Allstate data shows the most common claims are striking a submerged object and collision with another boat.

Allstate offers a checklist for what to do in case of an accident. Some of these items to follow are:

  • Stay calm
  • Determine the extent of any injuries or damage and, if needed, obtain medical assistance
  • Call the police to file an accident report
  • Don’t leave the accident scene unless your physical safety is at risk
  • Get the facts and essential details at the scene – (See checklist for full list of accident information essentials)

To see more tips from Allstate, click here to view the boating safety video.

Allstate wants to help boaters understand the importance of following safety procedures to avoid an accident and make sure they are properly insuring themselves and their possessions. Talk to an Allstate agent near you for help choosing a policy that meets your needs.

For More information and a new quote please call Shirley Eizember, Pinckney Insurance Agency, 41 Port Watson St, Cortland New York. 607-756-8505

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer known for its “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®” slogan. Now celebrating its 80th anniversary as an insurer, Allstate is reinventing protection and retirement to help nearly 16 million households insure what they have today and better prepare for tomorrow. Consumers access Allstate insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives in the U.S. and Canada, as well as via www.allstate.com and 1-800 Allstate®.

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