New London County Auto Insurance: The Pothole Problem

New London County Auto Insurance The Pothole ProblemNew London County Auto Insurance: The Pothole Problem

 

As all Connecticut residents know, winter hit hard this year. 2014 has seen freezing temperatures followed by mild weather, then again hit with freezing temperatures and heavy rains. To say it’s been wild weather is an understatement! Unfortunately, with Mother Nature fluctuating so much, the pavement throughout Connecticut has been compromised.

Kevin Nursick, spokesman for the state Department of Transportation (DOT), points out that “Every time you have compromised pavement lifted or broken by a freeze-thaw cycle, each car that passes over it acts like a jackhammer. So a small pothole in the morning can be quite large by the end of the day.”

Your New London County auto insurance policy will likely cover any bodily injury you could incur due to an accident resulting from a pothole. However, encountering potholes while driving even just 15mph is enough to damage your tires, throw off your suspension systems, and damage other vehicle components.

The best way to deal with potholes is of course to slow down and try to drive around them. But of course, that’s not always possible. Sometimes they may be covered by snow, or filled with water from melted ice or a recent rain. People often don’t see the pothole until it’s too late and they can’t swerve around it.

The state DOT cites 2014 as the worst year it has seen for potholes in at least 15 years in Connecticut. The good news is that crews are out seven days a week repairing the potholes as quickly as possible. Many Connecticut residents are noting that there is a difference between this year and the previous two or three in how quickly and effectively potholes are being repaired.

The state DOT can use your help though. The New Haven Register and SeeClickFix.com have partnered in an effort to empower Connecticut residents by providing an interactive tool to help them report non-emergency, quality-of-life issues, such as potholes.

At Byrnes Agency, we provide individuals throughout Connecticut and the country with comprehensive New London County Personal Insurance plans, including New London County Auto Insurance Policies to protect against unforeseen damages, injuries, and losses. With access to dozens of insurers, we can obtain the most affordable rates for the coverages you need. Please contact us today at one of our various locations listed below to learn more.

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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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