Stories by David Colmans

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013

Inside Insurance: What happened to the lights?

More than just a few drivers seem to have forgotten about that state law that direct motorists to turn on their headlights when it rains.
By David Colmans

Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012

Inside Insurance: Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the drunkest one of all?

Office of Highway Safety warns that Georgia motorists are on track for an increase in this year's highway fatalities for the first time in six years.
By David Colmans

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012

Inside Insurance: Keep the holidays safe

Do not leave anything of value in plain sight in a vehicle.
By David Colmans

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012

Inside Insurance: Is it the speed or the distance?

It matters a great deal how close the vehicle is behind you, as well as those on your left and right. It is not just the vehicle in front with which you must be concerned.
By David Colmans

Monday, Nov. 5, 2012

Inside Insurance: Insurance provides 68,000 jobs in Georgia

The insurance industry in Georgia has a significant impact on the state's economy that extends well beyond its responsibilities to collect premiums and settle claims.
By David Colmans

Monday, Oct. 15, 2012

Inside Insurance: Kitchen and bathroom water damage can be costly

A plumbing supply system failure averages about $5,000 after the insurance deductible is paid.
By David Colmans

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012

Inside Insurance: Two wheels makes a big difference

Today's issue is not with the cyclists as much as it is with the car and truck drivers who share the road.
By David Colmans

Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012

Inside Insurance: Hurricane Isaac and insurance coverage lessons

What to expect in the aftermath of a hurricane.
By David Colmans

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012

Inside Insurance: Know your auto insurance card

The problem with capturing the correct insurer information seems to arise when drivers simply swap information.
By David Colmans

Monday, Aug 6, 2012

Inside Insurance: Be prepared for the next Katrina, Andrew and Ike

In the recent past the Georgia coast and South Georgia have not been exposed to a killer storm and that leaves us in the typical mindset of, "Well, it won't happen to me."
By David Colmans

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Driving distractions a real threat

Did you ever have one of those "I'm going to get hit!" moments at an intersection where all the traffic lights are out?
By David Colmans

Friday, June 22, 2012

Inside Insurance: Pay attention when driving

Have you noticed that more drivers seem to forget to use that stick on the left side of the steering column right behind the steering wheel?
By David Colmans

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Jewelry favorite target for break-ins

17 percent of total homeowner claims in burglaries were for jewelry, according to the Insurance Information Institute.
By David Colmans

Friday, May 18, 2012

Alcohol is still exacting a high toll on highways

It should be no surprise that alcohol continues to be a major factor in traffic accidents in Georgia and across the U.S. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said there is an ...
By David Colmans

Friday, May 4, 2012

Insurance helps rebuild communities

The largest tornado outbreak ever recorded occurred from April 25 to 28, 2011. Just one year later, many homes have been rebuilt. Businesses reopened and students are back in school.
By David Colmans

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Project helps with disaster preparation

An initiative has launched to provide computers at Habitat ReStore locations across the state for customers, visitors and Habitat homeowners to use.
By David Colmans

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Inside Insurance: Natural catastrophes, global train wreck

Last year, the natural disasters that struck across the globe were not only catastrophic from a loss of life and property perspective, but also a financial nightmare.
By David Colmans

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Inside Insurance: 65+ drivers have disproportionately high traffic fatality rates

Georgia among the top states with older drivers.
By David Colmans

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012

Disaster planning starts with awareness

Paul Revere had it right when he shouted, "The British are coming!" That's what situational awareness is - knowing what's going on around you and reacting to it - quickly.
By David Colmans

Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012

Building code ratings vary among states

A first of its kind state-by-state rating of building code and enforcement systems shows a significant difference among Southern coastal states.
By David Colmans

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Taxpayers duck financial hit

Taxpayers dodged a financial punch when a judge ruled this month Augusta doesn't have to pay attorney fees to the company that successfully sued the city over its bidding process.
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