Angela Byrge, Insurance Representative

More Miles Driven:
Americans drove 3.22 trillion miles in 2016, a record high.


More Crashes:
Deadly crashes spiked 7.2 percent from 2014 to 2015. In 2015, distracted driving claimed 3,477 lives and injured 391,000 people.


More Distractions:
19 percent of the time, drivers are distracted by a phone. About 660,000 drivers use an electronic device while driving. Texting and driving increases the chance of being involved in a collision by 23 times.

Distracted driving accounts for:

  • More than $10 billion in property damage.
  • More than 1.5 million collisions in the U.S., resulting in more than 300,000 injuries and more than 3,000 fatalities.
  • On average, 9 Americans die every day from distracted driving.



More Expensive Car Tech:
More people own new cars with advanced safety features designed to protect drivers, passengers and pedestrians.
These safety features add mightily to repair costs, even for a minor accident. For instance, the cost of a windshield/headlight repair jumped 63 percent from 2013 to 2017 for one car model.


Mitigate Increased Premiums:
Ascentra Insurance Services can create the right coverage for your needs while fitting your budget. Contact Insurance Representative Angela Byrge at 563-344-3346 or to be sure you are getting all the right discounts.


Sources: Federal Highway Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, TrueMotion,



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