The 2016 Summer Olympics have captivated the world’s attention for the past few weeks. As they come to a close, we here at Heinen Insurance have been reflecting on some of the lessons that can be learned from the Olympic games and how they can be applied to drivers here in Sheboygan. Continue reading to learn our insight into the summer games and what you might learn from it to become a better and safer driver.
Practice Makes Perfect
The competitors at this year’s world Olympics have spent years, and in some cases decades, to become the best at what they do. They are the fastest, strongest, and most resilient in their fields for one reason – practice. If it weren’t for the hours of blood, sweat, and tears they put into their sport, they would not be holding up the flags of their countries and bearing the gold, silver and bronze medals while the whole world looks on.
The same can be said for today’s drivers. While driving public roads is not a sport, it is something that should be taken seriously. Inexperienced drivers, especially, should practice greater precautions that those who have been driving for many years. If you have a teenage driver in your house, consider implementing restrictions on driving hours and who can be in the vehicle with your teen as well. With time and practice, your teen driver will become more experienced and a better driver overall.
No one expects to be injured at the Olympics. After years of honing their skills, no athlete wants to travel all the way to Rio only to be injured and have to set out of the competition. Yet still, it happens. Yes, it is sad — sometimes even devastating. However, Olympic athletes know the risks they take by competing, and they also know there are people ready to care for them and even fill in for them if they are unable to compete.
When it comes to driving, accidents happen to unsuspecting people every day. If you are one of them, it helps to know you have coverage that will get you back on your feet and behind the wheel in no time.
Lean on Your Team
No one comes to the Olympics alone. At the very least, Olympic athletes have a coach who assists them and provides advice throughout the competition. Most, however, come with an entire team of fellow athletes who are there to provide support and encouragement during the games.
When it comes to driving, you need a team in your corner with the sole purpose of protecting you and helping you as your needs change over time. When you work with an independent car insurance agent like Heinen Insurance, you choose a team that will be there for you through thick and thin. Independent agents can provide advice, help you identify gaps in your coverage, and show you ways you can improve. For more information or to request car insurance quotes, contact our office today.
Learn New Skills
Olympic athletes don’t get to where they are by being stubborn. Instead, they work with coaches for many years to perfect their game. This means learning new techniques and even adjusting to new rules as they are introduced.
When it comes to driving, things change all the time. In recent years, distracted driving has become more of an issue thanks to the increased use of handheld devices. As a driver, it is your responsibility to learn about new risks and find ways of protecting yourself against them. Even if you have been driving for many years, consider attending a driver safety education course to refresh your memory of Wisconsin driving laws and learn ways to drive more defensively. You might even qualify for a discount on your insurance premiums for doing so.