Groton CT Car Insurance: Option Rise for Safer Rides

Groton CT Car Insurance: Option Rise for Safer Rides  Groton CT Car Insurance Option Rise for Safer Rides

Did you know that your vehicle’s safety features and rating can increase your likelihood of finding cheap car insurance in CT? Vehicle safety ratings can not only affect your chances of being involved in and surviving an accident, they can also lower a driver’s risk to insure and therefore result in lower auto instance premiums. For more than 25 years, the IIHS has researched cars and drivers in order to improve safety for vehicles and passengers, and this year they have good news for Groton motorists.

According to a recent report released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), a lofty seventy-one 2015 vehicle models received one of the IIHS’s two prestigious safety awards.  This time last year only thirty-nine vehicles received either the TOP SAFETY PICK or the TOP SAFETY PICK + distinction, which was an increase at the time from previous years. This yeah however, the number of winners in the TOP SAFETY PICK+ tier has increased by 11, despite tougher standards for front crash prevention. This year there are 33 TOP SAFETY PICK+ winners and 38 TOP SAFETY PICK winners.

According to IIHS representatives, the standards for achieving the TOP SAFETY PICK+ awards have been growing increasingly stringent for the last three years. To attain the higher honor, vehicles must pass not only the TOP SAFETY PICK standards, but they must also have an available front crash prevention system that earns an advanced or superior rating. The traditional TOP SAFETY PICK criteria were revised last year to include a good or acceptable rating in the small overlap front test and a good rating in each of the Institute’s four other crashworthiness evaluations.

Previously, to qualify for the TOP SAFETY PICK a vehicle’s warning systems simply had to meet the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s performance criteria but did not need to include autobrake capabilities. For an advanced or superior rating, the TOP SAFERTY PICK+, vehicles must have the ability to stop or slow down without driver intervention before hitting a target when tested by the IIHS at 12 mph, 25 mph or both. In essence, the top tier safety rating ensures that the crash avoidance technology is both present and functioning to the IIHS’s standards in 2015 vehicle models. Vehicles with the TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating are recommended by the IIHS for motorists whose top priority is protecting themselves and their loved ones on the road.

Protecting your vehicle is important, which is why at Byrnes Agency we strive to help Connecticut motorists protect themselves and their assets. That’s why we are proud to offer quality Groton CT car insurance coverage at affordable rates. Our personal insurance solutions offer our clients the flexibility needed to secure policies tailored to their unique needs and exposures.  To learn more about our operation and all of our offerings, contact us at an office near you today.

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Dayville Office

Phone: (860) 774-85
394 Lake Rd
Dayville, CT 06241
United States
info@byrnesagency.com
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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Norwich Office

Phone: (860) 886-5498
6 Consumers Avenue
Norwich, CT 06360
United States
info@byrnesagency.com
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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Woodstock Office

Phone: (860) 928-7928
1226 Connecticut 169
Woodstock, CT 06281
United States
info@byrnesagency.com
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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