State Farm offers tips for safe traveling

Bloomington, Ill., June 21, 2010 - As the summer season officially kicks off this week, don't let Mother Nature put a damper on your travels.  Tornadoes and hail storms can happen at a moment's notice. State Farm Insurance wants you to be protected on the road and offers some important tips of what to do when the sirens sound.

· Use headlights-Not only is it the law but visibility is usually compromised in rainy conditions and headlights can help.

· Keep your windows clear with the defroster or air conditioner

· Roads are slippery then they appear from the rain so take your time.

· Never cross a flooded roadway because it's tough to tell how deep the water is. Take the time to find an alternate route.

· Keep an eye out for flying debris. And use extra caution near trailers, vans or vehicles carrying lightweight cargo.

· Never try to outrun a tornado. Get out of the car and find shelter. If you can't reach a safe structure, lie down in a ditch or low area. Stay face down to protect yourself from flying debris and cover the back of your head and neck with your hands.

Also remember, during summer months more people are on the road riding motorcycles and pulling trailers and campers.  But would you have the coverage you need in case the unexpected happens?

· Did you know that you can opt to have coverage on your camper or trailer under your auto policy?

· Or did you know you can opt for coverage on your rental cars?

· Motorcycles have many different coverages - do you have the right one?

State Farm recommends you talk to your agent or insurance provider to ensure your summer fun isn't spoiled by the unexpected.