Michael Harrold

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Transportation specialist in Cincinnati’s Loss Control department, Michael Harrold is based in Mentor, Ohio. With over 35 years in the insurance industry, Michael is integral to the development and implementation of loss control and underwriting training systems focused on auto and truck liability operating platforms. He also assists clients with technical support and guidance, including management seminar/training program development.


Smartphones: The distraction is killing us

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The advent of the smartphone has brought with it a deluge of texting and other distractive behavior while driving a vehicle. Distraction is not confined to the young and restless – we see people of all ages, genders and backgrounds using phones when they should be driving.


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What can my car do? Passive and active safety

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Imagine driving in a vehicle with an unpadded steel dashboard and just lap belts in the front seat – belts that were typically buried in the seat because nobody used them! Imagine a world without car seats, headrests and shoulder belts. Imagine no airbags, no ABS brake systems, and no passenger side mirror. Imagine a car without cup holders! For those of us over 60, these were realities as we grew up to become drivers ourselves.


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Winterize your driving: It’s more than mechanics

Most of us understand the importance of preparing our vehicles for winter ̶ making sure tires are in good shape, wipers are good, brakes properly serviced and snow scraper in the car. We diligently address the mechanics in anticipation of expected winter extremes. But it’s just as important to prepare ourselves for winter driving.


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