about Jessica

During her time as senior copywriter at Esurance, Jessica wrote about everything from automotive trends to insurance tips to driving dogs (it’s a thing!). In her free time, you can find Jessica hiking with her dog (who cannot drive), devouring a good mystery, or very slowly learning Spanish.

More posts by Jessica

Do Handheld Cell Phone Bans Work?

A new study from UC Berkeley shows a decrease in fatalities since California banned cell phones. But it turns out that’s not the whole story. Find out whether hands-free devices really make us safer.

Safe and smart | Travel hacks

The Safest Seat in the Car: You Might Be Surprised

You may scowl at the thought of sitting in the middle seat, but it turns out it’s the safest place to be. Find out why.

Safe and smart | Getting there

Blood Alcohol Concentration and Breathalyzers: How It Works

With St. Patrick’s Day approaching, drinking naturally comes to mind. Learn about blood alcohol concentration, breathalyzer tests, and how to avoid the dangers of drunk driving.

Safe and smart | Smart technology | Travel hacks

What Is a Car Recall and How Do You Deal with It?

From the basics (what is a safety recall) to the more complex (what to do if the dealer tries to charge you for a recall repair), we clue you in on the recall process.

Safe and smart | Getting there

Is Your Infotainment System Causing You to Be a Distracted Driver?

The NHTSA recently proposed guidelines to help curb the level of distraction caused by onboard infotainment systems. Find out what the NHTSA is asking of carmakers.

Safe and smart | Travel hacks