The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 27, 1957 · Page 21
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 21

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 27, 1957
Page 21
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HELP WANTED! Yonlh Under 25 Yeais 01 Age WHO DRIVES A CAR OF HIS OWH BODILY INJURY AND I PROPERTY DAMAGE AUTO INSURANCE RATES ADC ————— MKC ————— D-O-W-N MOST DRIVERS BUT ARE Sky-Rocketing For Youths Under 25 Who Own Their Cars You Mean It Costs Me SO Bucks More? JUST BECAUSE WE HOLD ONLY 11% OF THE DRIVERS' LICENSES AND ARE INVOLVED IN 35% OF THE ACCIDENTS? The rise in bodily injury and property damage auto Insurance premium rates for you ... young man . . . just can't be helped. Not when figures just released by one of Iowa's largest insurance companies reveal that for every $100 paid in for premium cost, over $120 was paid out by reason of accidents among holders of policies who were under 25 years of ag», and owned their own cars. 4BBBBBBBBflBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBIBBHBBBBBBHBHMBBflBBBBBBBBBBBBflBIBBBBBBBflBBBBBHBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBaBff • !f t < Think It Over . . Lads.. and Dads Here are more figures as released by one of Iowa's largest insurance companies: * * * • FOR AD1JJLT (OVER 25) DRIVERS . . . less Than $60.00 Was Paid Out For , Bodily Injury and Property Damag e Claims.— For Every $100 of Premium Cost • TOR DRIVERS (UNDER 25) WHO USE THE FAMILY CAR . . . $102 Average Was Paid Out For Bodily Injury and Property Damage Claims — For Every $100 of Premium Cost * * * • FOR YOUNG MEN DRIVERS (UNDER 25) OWNING THEIR OWN CARS . . . Over $123 Average Was Paid Out For Bodily Injury and Property Damage Claims . . . For Every $100 of Premium Cost » »• * THAT'S THE BITTER TRUTH . . . irrevocable figures over a twelve-month period that unfortunately place the all-time HIGHEST RATIO of auto accidents in the class of drivers under 25 years of age, who own their own cars. / THAT'S WHY premium costs for these young men drivers are now forced up from $30.00 to $50.00 per year, and there is nothing anyone but they themselves can do about it. The accident record, and the high cost of bodily injury and property damage claims pafa 1 on behalf of policyholders under 25 years of age and owning their own cars, has simply "sky-rocketed" Out of all proportion. IT IS MOST ASSUREDLY 'FOOD FOR THOUGHT'. We, the undersigned insurance underwriters of Algona bring these facts before you with one single hope in mind . . . that of planting in your minds the desperate need for CAUTION ... for ever-watchful safety while at the wheel of a high-powered automobile as well as a "jalopy." The most bitter truth of all Is that, by reason of facts and figures, a desperately bad record of "performance on the road" is laid at the doorsteps of young men drivers from 16 to 25, who own and drive their own cars. Certainly, every driver in this group is not a "bad driver" . . . but some, indeed a great majority of these youths, are in the act of wrecking their driving reputations so completely that ALL drivers under 25, owning their own cars, are now forced to PAY HIGH PREMIUM RATES. . . . AS MUCH AS 50 BUCKS MORE A YEAR . . and that, as they say, 'ain't hay." •' ' •'• - So think it over, Lads and Dads. The 'money' is important, sure . . . But the way it looks, if things keep on, it's almost a question of which is going to cost more for a boy under 25 . . . the car itself, or th e insurance premium rate that lets him drive. Only the cooperation of all younger drivers, in lessening the accident rate, will result in a reduction of these sky-high rates. * Human lives are involved . . . the lives of all of us. The ONE thing that an insurance claim can really never settle. 'Death on the highway' . . . too horrible and too infinitely sad to describe in mere wo rds. \ Young men . . . will you help ? NOTE TO . a Pretty Girl Compliments are in order for you and other girl drivers like you . . . for your auto insurance premiums have gone DOWN . . . not up. The facts show you girls are becoming BETTER drivers. But most often, you, a pretty girl, are hot sitting behind the wheel . . . you are in the "suicide seat" beside a boy friend who is driving. If you continue to pay homage to a '"hot rod artist" who while on the road loses all respect for self-control and fair play, end If you foil to do your pdrt tow «rd| CAUTION . . . true, you, a prdfty might not end up in jail * . . you might just end up DEAD. Caution By All When Behind the Wheel Will Reduce Kates For ALL Igona Insurance Agency 206 East State Street J. R. KOLP, JR., Manager Phone CY 4-3176 Blossom Insurance Agency 109 North Dodge Street JOSH AND CLAIR BLOSSOM Phone CY 4*2735 Bohannon Insurance Service 6 Norm Podge Street I. S. BOHANNON Phone CY 4-4443 HEAVY DRIVING HOLIDAY AHEAD! Let's Practice Highway Safety & Caution erbst Insurance Agency Above Iowa State Bank TED S. HERBST Phone CY 4-3733 Paxson Insurance Agency 110'/2 North Dodge Street CHAUri D. PAXSON Phon. CY 4-4512 Ricklefs Insurance Agency - : :, *' '•• • ^^^ . "' & Thprlngton Corner ARNIE J RICKLEFS Phone CY 4411.9 Everett E. Barr Insurance

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