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SOURCE The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.
WORCESTER, Mass., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 35 million Americans will set out on road trips over the July 4th weekend alone, according to the American Automobile Association, and millions more will follow over the course of the summer. Many will log trips of several hundred miles or more, with the vast majority of travel in personal vehicles.
With this in mind, The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE: THG), a leading provider of business, auto and home insurance, offers some tips to help travelers plan for a safe and happy trip.
"Summer road trips are an American tradition and one of the true highlights of the year for many people," said Mark R. Desrochers, president, personal lines at The Hanover. "With all that's riding on these road trips, it's good to know vacationers can improve the likelihood of a safe and stress-free trip with a little planning. Before leaving, paying attention to relevant insurance and safety issues can make all the difference in the world."
Ask Your Agent to Review Your Insurance Coverage
With Americans logging more and more miles via car, the risk of an auto accident is very real. Fortunately, insurance coverage can provide important financial protection and peace of mind.
Make Sure Your Vehicle is Ready for the Trip
Long distance travel can put stress on vehicles and drivers alike. With preparation, drivers can make both more manageable.
Pack Your Vehicle Carefully
For some, packing is an art. For others, it's a science. In either case, there are a number of important considerations that can make for a safer trip.
Commit to a Safe Trip
Thinking ahead and making a commitment to safe travel practices are among the best things you can do to ensure a successful trip.
More and more consumers are opting for bundled insurance packages that provide home, auto and umbrella coverage from the same company due to ease of service and enhanced coverage.
The Hanover Platinum Experience provides extensive travel-related coverage including Ultimate Rental, Ultimate Towing and Labor, Child Passenger Restrain System Replacement Coverage and options for trip interruption, accidental airbag deployment, roadside assistance and more. Customers have access to an online tool called DriverSide that includes "Find a Mechanic" and an online diagnostic tool which is helpful in the event of car troubles while traveling.
For an independent agent in your local area, please visit the "Find an Agent" section at www.hanover.com.
ABOUT THE HANOVER
The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc., based in Worcester, Mass., is one of the top 25 property and casualty insurers in the United States. For more than 160 years, The Hanover has provided a wide range of property and casualty products and services to businesses, individuals, and families. The Hanover distributes its products through a select group of agents and brokers. Through its international member company, Chaucer, The Hanover also underwrites business at Lloyd's of London in several major insurance and reinsurance classes, including marine, property and energy. For more information, please visit hanover.com.
The recommendation(s), advice and contents of this material are provided for informational purposes only and do not purport to address every possible legal obligation, hazard, code violation, loss potential or exception to good practice. The Hanover Insurance Company and its affiliates and subsidiaries ("The Hanover") specifically disclaim any warranty or representation that acceptance of any recommendations or advice contained herein will make any premises, property or operation safe or in compliance with any law or regulation. Under no circumstances should this material or your acceptance of any recommendations or advice contained herein be construed as establishing the existence or availability of any insurance coverage with The Hanover. By providing this information to you, The Hanover does not assume (and specifically disclaims) any duty, undertaking or responsibility to you. The decision to accept or implement any recommendation(s) or advice contained in this material must be made by you. All products are underwritten by The Hanover Insurance Company or one of its insurance company subsidiaries or affiliates ("The Hanover"). Coverage may not be available in all jurisdictions and is subject to the company underwriting guidelines and the issued policy. This material is provided for informational purposes only and does not provide any coverage. For more information about The Hanover visit our website at www.hanover.com
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