Category: Safety


  • Oh, Deer! Sharing the Road with Critters

    It may not be the most pleasant of topics, but it’s an important one to discuss. (See the infographic instead) The Washington State Department of Transportation reports nearly 3500 deer/elk-vehicle collisions annually – and almost half of those occur in October and November. Not only does it often result in the loss of the animal’s […]

    October 25, 2017

  • Power Outages: What to Do When the Lights Go Out

    Whether it’s caused by wind, trees, a rogue car or some other anomaly, the result is the same: you have no power. We don’t often realize how much we rely on electricity until we’re sitting in the dark with a half-cooked dinner on the stove. In light of a recent outage on San Juan Island, […]

    October 11, 2017

  • The Washington Guide to Driving in the Rain

    In Washington, rain rules the roads. Those of us who live in Washington are no strangers to rain. We get it all – drizzling, spitting, pouring, misting, and everything in between – and it’s important to know how to drive safely when roadways are wet. Most don’t know that rain is actually the leader in […]

    September 22, 2017

  • 7 Ways to Get Your Car Ready for Fall

    Car care tips to keep you safe on the road this autumn As we head towards the winter months in Washington, increased rain and fewer daylight hours bring new safety concerns for drivers. We’ve compiled a list of basic maintenance and preparation you should consider to ensure that your fall driving is as safe as […]

    September 14, 2017

  • Back To School Safety

      Everyone looks forward to the first few days of school; meeting old friends, getting new clothes and finding the seat in the new classroom, all create an excitement this time of year. But as you get your kids ready for school we want to remind you of a few safety tips. Make sure your […]

    September 5, 2017

  • You Just Got Sued For A Social Media Post

    A Friday Harbor Personal Insurance and Safety update A Texas jury has awarded a wedding photographer more than $1 million after determining a newly married couple unhappy with her work launched a social media campaign to post falsehoods about her. The Dallas County jury found Friday that the campaign against Andrea Polito amounted to defamation. […]

    August 30, 2017

  • Are You Ready to Buy That Boat You Have Always Wanted?

    Watercraft Insurance and Safety You are in the market for a boat and you would love to buy one at the next boat show.  But which boat is the right one for you? It’s hard to know, especially if you’re a first-time buyer. A boat is a big investment, so it is important to do […]

    August 19, 2017

  • Information on E-DUI, the new driving law in Washington State

    New Driving Law Coming to WA July 23

    Washington’s tough new driving law aims to get all drivers off of their phones and focused on the road. Here’s some information about it, so you can avoid a ticket:

    July 20, 2017

  • Summer Can Be Risky for Everyone

    A Friday Harbor Personal Insurance and Safety update Summertime means more of us are heading to the pool, lake, ocean, or river to relax and have fun.  Unfortunately, these activities can lead to accidents and injury.  Summer also brings increases in heat related illness and teen driving accidents, according to PC260.com. It is also important […]

    July 16, 2017