Dusky Dangers: Why Dusk Remains A Dangerous Time To Drive Your Auto

There’s Nothing Like A Georgia Sunset

At The Sanford Group Insurance Agency in Ball Ground, GA we can appreciate the awesome sunsets we enjoy in our beautiful state. If you are fortunate enough to view them on a regular basis it is probably a good idea to park at a good vantage point and enjoy them without any distractions.

The most dangerous distraction to your sunset watching is your driving. Driving at this time is dangerous because your view is changed as the light from the sun is refracted (changes direction) as it passes through the Earth’s atmosphere. Even when the sun has set you can still see the light from it.

In layman’s terms, during these few moments of the day, things start to look really freaky and weird. Our eyes are constantly adjusting to the constant changes in what we are seeing before us. The darkening road is at a great contrast to the ever-darkening sky which is still light. To add more to the mix, some drivers put on their headlights or they automatically come on at this time. The interplay of changing natural light and the artificial light from the headlights cast shadows on objects (other cars, signs, etc) and figures (pedestrians).

Utilizing Extreme Caution Is Key!     

If you are in the market for a new auto insurance policy or are currently one of our esteemed clients at The Sanford Group in Ball Ground, GA come down to gather information about one of the other insurance products we offer to help make your life easier and less worrisome. Getting a quote that will surely help you save your hard earned insurance dollars is our heartfelt aim. Once achieved we can both enjoy more peaceful, stress free sunsets.

Getting Your Home Ready for Spring

Spring is coming to Ball Ground, GA and there are many things you can do to start preparing for it now. While some of those things may not be on your list of things to do around the home, some of them are. To help you make your list, take a look at these ideas from The Sanford Group to help you get your home ready for spring. 

  • Clean around your home. Many people like to do a big cleaning around their home in the spring but even if you do not want to do that much, you can take some time to do a few things that can make a big difference such as dusting. 
  • Get some spring plants. One great way to add some color in and out of your home is with some spring flowers. If you have the space outside, you may even consider getting some that will re-bloom every year so you can always have some gorgeous spring flowers to welcome the season. 
  • De-winterize your home. This is only necessary if you took the time to winterize your home. You should have a professional take care of this for you.
  • Get your A/C checked. Before too long you will need to have air conditioning and you should get it checked now so you do not run the risk of finding out there is an issue during the heat of the summer. You can get regular maintenance done now to make sure it is ready to go. 

To be prepared no matter what may happen to your home, you need to have a great home insurance policy. Whether you currently have one or not, be sure to contact The Sanford Group, serving Ball Ground, GA, to get a quote and ensure that you do not have any gaps in coverage.