Safe Driving

Chicago Wind chill at dangerously low levels

Urban Insurance Agency will have limited hours and staff on Wednesday, 01/30/2019.Chicago will see Wind chill temperatures reach such dangerously low levels that simple everyday tasks hold the potential to lead to life-threatening situations. It is vital to realize, that with such extreme conditions, frostbite injuries can occur in less than 10 minutes. While any exposed skin is particularly pro...
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Driving safely in Snow

Winter has once again hit Chicago, leaving people to dig their cars out after heavy, wet, snow piled up to as much as 10 inches in parts of the Chicago suburbs. This weather causes slick conditions on our roads, and limits visibility; by noon today we already had 11 insureds report accidents, proving the importance of driving safely in snow.When roads are covered with snow and ice it can prese...
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What to do after a car accident?

Accidents happen to even the best drivers; so you should take the following steps after a car accident?When a car accident does occur, it's important to remain calm, collect the needed information and make a timely report.The first thing to do after a car accident is to gain your composure. Job one is to assess if anyone in your vehicle is hurt, if so immediately call 911. Clearly the ne...
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Programming morality into driverless cars.

Driverless cars are reaching the consumer market.We have all read articles and seen videos discussing the coming age of autonomous vehicles, and the promise of a dramatic decline in auto accidents-clearly good news. It is easy to marvel at the algorithms and equipment designed to allow a car to safely navigate down streets filled with obstacles; however an interesting question arises when it bec...
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Auto Insurance Discounts

Nobody jumps for joy when it's time for them to pay for car insurance, all the more reason to make sure your agent is finding you all the auto insurance discounts offered.Our Online Quote Rater will quickly provide you with a low cost car insurance rate, and it will apply discounts you might qualify for based on your answers to the questions. Keep in mind, whether you obtain an online quote, or ...
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10 Tips for Driving in Snow,

Snow has come to Chicago, and clearly seems to be behaving badly and over-staying its welcome. Driving in snow poses a variety of hazards, from slower stopping times, impaired vision, and cars slipping and sliding their way across the roads. Newer cars with traction control and antilock brakes plus the large number of vehicles with 4-wheel-drive, do help, but they can also fool drivers into a fa...
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Speed Kills.

There is always risk while driving, but speed kills.Car accidents can cost you money even if your are properly insured, they can be financially devastating if you failed to have the proper car insurance. Aside from the monetary loss, a crash can leave lives permanently altered, or worse. Over 35,000 people die each year in auto accidents on America's roads.It might be difficult to imagine th...
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Halloween in Chicago

Halloween is a time when kids get to dress-up as a favorite character, gather with friends and roam from house to house collecting as much candy as possible. When I was a child, I can remember starting early and putting in hours of ringing bells till I had shopping bags full of candy. As a parent in Chicago, my wife and I took our son and his friends trick or treating, ever careful that in the...
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Why is gas still so expensive?

Oil was a commodity, of which we were told, the world  had  a limited supply. That in but a few decades we would be running out, and leading up to that day, prices would soar. Oil was a commodity we were told the world was in limited supply. That in but a few decades we would be running out, and leading up to that day, prices would source. As oil steadily rose to over $100/ barrel in June of 2014,...
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SR22 Information for Illinois

SR22 Insurance Information for IllinoisA lot of confusion and misinformation seems to surround the SR22 requirements in Illinois. In this article, I will break it down and explain the points that often cause the most questions.Simply put, an SR-22 is a form (provided by your car insurance company) that verifies you have met Illinois's state requirement for auto liability insurance....
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