Ashley Insurance Offers Holiday Safety Tips

December 17, 2014
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Ashley Insurance
Centreville, Md.,
December 17, 2014

Ashley Insurance, an independent insurance agency based on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, recently released its annual tips for holiday safety. The company, which offers home and auto insurance, among other lines, notes that during the holidays, there are increased risks of fire at home because of lights and other decorations. In addition, the holiday season is a time of increased travel in possibly hazardous conditions.

For the home, Ashley insurance offers these decorating safety tips:
• Use lights that have been UL, CSA or ETL certified.
• Make sure there are no cracked or damaged sockets. If there are bare wires showing, discard that string of lights.
• Be careful not to overload electrical outlets.
• Be sure to unplug all lights before leaving the house, and at night when you go to bed.
• When using outdoor lights, do not uses staples or nails to hang lights.

Ashley Insurance offers these safety tips for holiday driving:
• Keep your gas tank at least half full at all times.
• Make sure to clear all of the snow and ice off your car, even the roof.
• Before you take a trip, check the air pressure in the tires and make sure you have plenty of windshield washer fluid.
• Have an emergency kit in your car that includes jumper cables, a snow shovel, and an ice scraper.
• Never text and drive.

Jack Ashley, president of Ashley Insurance, said “Our customers are very important to us. We want them to enjoy the holidays and be safe. With these precautions and a little common sense, people can avoid some potentially dangerous situations.”

Founded in 1980, Ashley Insurance is a local independent insurance agency based on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Offices are located in Centreville, Easton and Denton. Services include home, auto, life, health, dental, boat, farm and commercial insurance. For more information, visit www.ashleyinsurance.com, or call 410-758-0200.

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