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This post was sponsored by Erie Insurance as part of an Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Ahhhh 2020! This year has definitely been a unique one that’s for sure. With the world in such an unsure place, those of us with severe cases of wanderlust have had to trade in those epic cross country road trips with simple day trips within driving distance of home sweet home to abide by state rules and regulations.
Just because you must stay somewhat local, doesn’t mean the travel fun has to end! You would be shocked at all the day trips you can find on the web!
For example, we found a cute animal sanctuary drive through petting zoo just an hour and a half away! Perfect social distancing activity since we didn’t even need to leave our vehicle! With our Erie Auto Insurance on hand, a full tank of gas & our handy dandy Day Trip Checklist goodies, we were ready for a full day of family fun!
Erie Auto Insurance
Erie Insurance operates in 12 states including D.C! So those of you local readers living in New York & Pennsylvania, you’re in luck! You can take advantage of one of the 6+ million insurance policies for auto, home and business! Safe to say there is definitely a policy right for you and your family.
Erie Insurance is extremely passionate about taking care of their customers and ALL drivers! They always motivate all drivers to make the most of all the safety features in the car. They commission national surveys to draw the driver’s attention towards the safety features in the car and educate them about how important it is to use them while driving!!! Perfect for all of us Day Trip enthusiasts!
Auto Safety Features
If you have purchased your family vehicle within the last four years, you’ve probably noticed several totally new features designed to help protect your family on the open roads!! Thanks to advanced engineering and technology, I’m happy to report that today’s cars are safer than ever!!
However, a national survey by Erie Insurance found that not everyone is taking advantage of these new safety features. The two features drivers were most likely to disable were actually ones designed to enhance their comfort and convenience.
adaptive cruise control ~ A whopping 30% of drivers surveyed!!! The largest percentage!!! Claimed they had disabled adaptive cruise control, which keeps a vehicle a specific distance from the car in front of it by applying the brakes if it gets too close. The most cited reason for disabling this feature was, “I want to control the vehicle, not have the vehicle control itself.”
lane keeping assist ~ Almost a quarter of drivers (23%) said they turned off lane keeping assist which makes it the second most disabled feature! Lane keeping assist, which helps prevent the car from straying across lane markings by automatically making light braking or minor steering adjustments was claimed to be disabled due to drivers finding the feature “annoying” or “distracting”.
Jon Bloom, vice president of personal auto at ERIE Auto Insurance, said automakers are always working to refine and improve features. However, in some cases, drivers just need to learn how the feature works and get used to it. “Ideally as features improve and drivers get more comfortable with them, using them will become second-nature the way seatbelts are today,” Bloom said. “The payoff could be huge in terms of reducing crashes and saving lives.”
So the next time you’re on the market for a new car, will you want a vehicle with any of these features? Many survey respondents still say “yes.”
Free Checklist Printable
Once your all comfortable with your auto safety features and picked out that perfect Erie Auto Insurance plan, make sure to print out your very own Day Trip Checklist Printable to make sure your next day trip goes beyond smoothly!!!
Do you have any day trips planned?!
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