Safekeeping Tips - Vehicles & Recreational Vehicles

Winter Fun and Adventure

Winter Fun and Adventure

By Jay Waitte | January 4, 2021

This year many of us were experiencing some degree of cabin fever before the winter season even began. Fortunately, here in Connecticut there are so many opportunities for outdoor fun that everyone should be able to try something new or rediscover an old pastime.  The Connecticut Office of Tourism (see link below) offers information about … Read more

Snowmobile fun and safety

Snowmobile Fun and Safety

By Jay Waitte | December 28, 2020

Those who have never tried it may wonder what is so appealing about riding a 500 pound machine that initially may be hard to control and often leaves even experienced riders stuck in snow. However, new riders are often hooked after just one run on the sled. The scenery, the variety, and the friendly people … Read more

Deer on the edge of the road just before vehicle

Deer and Driving: a Recipe for Disaster

By Jay Waitte | October 23, 2020

As the lazy days of summer give way to the chill of fall, humans are not the only creatures who start to move around more. As vegitation begins to die off, deer increase their range in search of food. This typically leads them to more open areas where they feel unsafe during daylight and so … Read more

Roasting Marshmallows Over Campfire

Enjoy the Fall Without Getting Burned

By Jay Waitte | October 12, 2020

Enjoy the Fall Without Getting Burned As the leaves begin to change and the cooler weather of fall approaches, we renew our appreciation for fire. The warmth of a fire brings with it images of cozy gatherings and good food. Backyard fire pits have grown in popularity over the years and now offer a great … Read more

Teen Drivers- How to Help Keep Them and Our Community Safe

Teen Drivers: How to Help Keep Them and Our Community Safe

By Jay Waitte | September 26, 2020

Teen Drivers- How to Help Keep Them and Our Community Safe It is a sobering fact that motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), every day about six teens die, and hundreds more are injured in car crashes. Along with the loss … Read more

Hit the Road in a Recreational Vehicle

Hit the Road in a Recreational Vehicle

By Jay Waitte | September 26, 2020

Hit the Road in a Recreational Vehicle Many of us are thinking about finally taking the vacations that have been on hold for so long, and we might be considering new ways to travel. The assets of recreational vehicles merit their consideration, especially now. An RV allows for a great deal of flexibility–you can go … Read more

Friends drinking spritz at cocktail bar with face masks - New normal friendship concept with happy people having fun together toasting drinks at restaurant - Bright filter with focus on left woman

Waitte’s Insurance wishes you and your family a safe and happy Labor Day

By Jay Waitte | September 7, 2020

Waitte’s Insurance wants to wish you a safe and Happy Labor Day On September 5, 1882, ten thousand union workers gathered for a parade in New York City. This event inspired the creation of the official federal Labor Day holiday in 1894. While initially created to celebrate the achievements of the American labor force, Labor … Read more

POV shot of young man riding on a motorcycle. Hands of motorcyclist on a street

Life is meant to be lived! Get out and enjoy the ride!

By Jay Waitte | August 27, 2020

Life is meant to be lived! Get out and enjoy the ride! For some, the word “bike” conjures up images of childhood and that first delicious spin on two wheels. Many adults recapture this thrill riding a motorcycle. For non-riders, the pull of the bike may be hard to comprehend. What is the draw? Sam … Read more

Stop Sign on School Bus

Schools In. Stay Safe and Drive Safe.

By Jay Waitte | August 27, 2020

Schools In. Stay Safe and Drive Safe. Although life as we know it has been met with many changes in recent months, most students will be returning to some sort of school routine in the coming days if they have not already. During a typical school year, 56.6 million children attend an elementary or secondary … Read more

Young Boy Swimming in a pool during summertime.

Swimming Safety

By Jay Waitte | August 12, 2020

For people of all ages, swimming is the fourth most popular activity in the United States, and for children and teens ages seven to 17, it is number one (CDC). Unfortunately, the water we love can also be dangerous. For children ages one through four, drowning is the “leading cause of unintentional injury death,” and … Read more

Two little kid boys, best friends enjoying sailing boat trip.

Stay Safe and Still Enjoy Your Time in the Sun

By Jay Waitte | August 12, 2020

While this might not have been the summer everyone anticipated back when the weather was cold, most of us have found ways to have fun, and being outside on the water has been a go-to form of recreation, even more, this year than in the past. Swimming, fishing, waterskiing, tubing, or just riding around our … Read more

How to check tire wear with a penny

Honest Abe Can Help You Avoid an Accident

By Jay Waitte | August 3, 2020

Consumers are advised to check tires monthly and replace them when they are too worn. So how can you tell when a tire is no longer roadworthy? Hold a penny with Lincoln’s head facing you upside down. If the top of Lincoln’s head is visible, your tire has less than 2/32” of tread, and it’s … Read more