Massachusetts Hands-Free Cell Phone Law

Understanding The New Massachusetts Hands-Free Cell Phone Law After years of debating how to curb hand-held cell phone use by drivers, Massachusetts lawmakers and Governor Charlie Baker have finally come to an agreement on legislation that bans the use of all cell phones and other electronic hand-held devices, including headsets, headphones, and navigation devices, while operating a motor vehicle. When this law, signed by Governor...
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New Massachusetts Commercial Auto Marking Rules

Understand the Massachusetts State Marking Regulations for Your Commercial Vehicles Before You Get Pulled Over More and more reports keep coming into our office that commercial auto drivers are being pulled over by Massachusetts state police for not registering their commercial vehicle with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Unfortunately, these drivers do not seem to be aware of the Massachusetts State Marking Regulations that...
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Winter Driving Tips

We know New Englanders are seasoned professionals when it comes to winter driving, but it never hurts to brush up on your winter driving skills — especially with all of the crazy weather we’ve already seen this winter. With that in mind, here are our tips on safety precautions to follow when snow, ice, and cold temperatures make the roads anything but a winter wonderland. 1....
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Gilbert’s Guide to Umbrella Insurance

This April you may need an umbrella for more than just a rainy day. Here’s a scenario — you’re taking your kids to an afternoon movie when they start fighting in the backseat. Your attention shifts from the road to them for a brief moment and before you know it, you’ve rear-ended the car in front of you. Of course, you had to hit a...
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MA Driver’s Guide: Should I Buy Rental Car Insurance

Imagine this: you’re headed out of town, either for business or pleasure, and need to rent a car. You pick out the perfect make and model and are all set to go, but then the rental agent asks you: “Do you want to buy rental car insurance?” What do you do? For many people, the answer is unclear. Either you fork over what can seem...
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6 Spring Homeowner’s Clean-up Tips

It's been a tough winter around New England. Thankfully, Spring has finally arrived along with the days of sunshine and warmer weather! This time of year is perfect for checking out and cleaning up the inside and outside of your home. Here are 6 Spring Homeowner's Clean-up tips worth following from your friends at Gilbert Insurance: Check out your roof, gutters and drainage spouts for winter damage. Test out and change the...
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Keeping Teens Safe Behind the Wheel

Keeping Teens Safe Behind the Wheel You’ve waited for this day to come for 16 1/2 years, and now it’s finally here. Your son or daughter has just gotten their driver’s license. Hallelujah! Say goodbye to the exhaustion of driving your kids back and forth across town to school, activities, the movies, birthdays, and more. You won’t miss the fights over which station to listen...
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