Auto Insurance & Safe Driving Blog

Traffic Deaths Up 9% in 2016

Posted Dec 02, 2016 by Ashley Kane

Will 2016 be a new record for deadliest driving? Traffic deaths were up 9% in the first half of 2016, according to the NSC’s preliminary estimate. We are entering a distracted driving crisis. What will be done to stop it?

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U.S. DOT Proposes Driver Distraction Guidelines

Posted Nov 30, 2016 by Ashley Kane

The NHTSA called on smartphone makers to add features that prevent distracted driving. The voluntary guidelines ask technology makers to prevent manual text entry and block visual displays while cars are moving to counteract the upsurge in distracted-driving-related traffic deaths.

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New York Car Insurers Could Be Banned From Asking About Occupation

Posted Nov 21, 2016 by Ashley Kane

State regulators are questioning the practice of using occupation for pricing. The New York Department of Financial Services has asked major car insurance providers to explain why the practice of using consumers’ jobs and education to price premiums shouldn’t be prohibited.

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EverDrive Buzz: Why You Should Start Competing with Friends

Posted Nov 17, 2016 by Ashley Kane

It’s amazing what a little competition can do! Start competing with friends on EverDrive today and create your own shared leaderboard to see who the better driver is. Your driving habits behind the wheel might just surprise you.

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Does Your Job Affect Auto Insurance Rates?

Posted Nov 09, 2016 by Ashley Kane

Perhaps you’re wondering why your insurance agent asked about your job—small talk or something more? Does your occupation truly affect your car insurance rate? Remember, all insurers are simply trying to calculate your driving risk.

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Auto Insurance Claims Adjuster Negotiations

Posted Nov 04, 2016 by Ashley Kane

So you filed a claim after an accident, but you’re not happy with the car insurance settlement. Here are tips on how to deal with an adjuster and how to best negotiate for your full car’s worth.

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Parking Tickets & Auto Insurance

Posted Oct 06, 2016 by Ashley Kane

We all know the feeling. You returned to your meter a few minutes late, but the reader expired and there’s a bright orange ticket on your dash. Or you were stressed out driving in an unfamiliar city and parked illegally.

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Running a Red Light, Stop Sign & Auto Insurance

Posted Sep 23, 2016 by Ashley Kane

It’s a split second decision. The traffic signal a block or two ahead changes to yellow—you either hit the brakes to slow down or you speed up. Approximately, 63 people die each month due to red light running crashes.

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The Confused State of Distracted Driving: Infographic

Posted Sep 19, 2016 by Ashley Kane

Traffic fatalities are rising. In fact, 2015 showed an 8% rise in traffic deaths. That’s not a pretty number, so, what’s the deal? Turns out, drivers’ perceptions don’t match up with reality. Check out this infographic to see why. 

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Average Cost of Auto Insurance

Posted Sep 12, 2016 by Ashley Kane

Here’s the way it works. Drivers are happy they have car insurance, especially when they end up in an accident and need to use it, but usually they just aren’t very excited to pay the premium cost.

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