Keep an eye on your ride
Memphis had about twice the number of car thefts as Nashville in 2012 — despite their populations being similar in size. According to statistics from the FBI, Memphis saw nearly 3,000 auto thefts compared to Nashville's 1,431.
The good news is that the Memphis Police Department reported an 8.7 percent decline in the number of car thefts in 2013 and they continue to implement crime-fighting initiatives through the city. Still, it's wise to invest in comprehensive coverage, which helps protect your ride from theft, vandalism, and much more.
Distracted driving in Shelby County
According to info from the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, Shelby County (home to Memphis and smaller surrounding cities) saw more than 5,200 crashes related to distracted driving in 2013 alone. That's significantly higher than any other county in the state, with Davidson County coming in second at 1,853.
Fortunately, medical payments coverage and uninsured motorist coverage can help protect you and your passengers financially if you're ever involved in an accident with a distracted driver.