Auto Insurance News

U.S. DOT Announces New Federal Committee of Automation

Posted Jan 18, 2017 by Ashley Kane

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it is establishing a new advisory committee focused on automation across several modes. The committee plans to work on and discuss a number of different matters relating to automation and transportation.

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Oregon, Texas & Washington Consider New Distracted Driving Laws

Posted Jan 09, 2017 by Ashley Kane

It may only be a few days into the new year, but multiple states are already looking to implement stricter distracted driving laws in 2017. Texas, Washington and Oregon are considering proposed bills that expand distracted driving legislation.

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Usage-Based Insurance Expected to Grow $123 Billion

Posted Jan 03, 2017 by Ashley Kane

A new study found that the global usage-based insurance market is expected to grow to $123 billion from 2016 to 2022. The growth is expected to be at a rate of 36.4% and North America will likely grow the fastest.

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Car Insurance Rates Increase in Illinois, Smart Cars May Be to Blame

Posted Dec 19, 2016 by Ashley Kane

If you own a car and drive in Illinois, your auto insurance rate may be higher next time you renew. Major carriers have upped their premium rates, citing an increase in filed claims that are also larger in size.

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Uber Asks PennDOT to Delay Self-Driving Car Rules

Posted Dec 09, 2016 by Ashley Kane

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation released proposed guidelines for self-driving cars that would allow the state to access Uber’s data about how their driverless cars are performing in Pittsburgh. Uber is asking the agency to delay rules until legislation passes.

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Missing Out On Sleep Can Be As Dangerous as Drunk Driving, Study Finds

Posted Dec 08, 2016 by Ashley Kane

A new study by the AAA Foundation found that drowsy driving can have deadly driving consequences. Drivers who get less than 5 hours of sleep have a crash risk that is comparable to motorists driving drunk.

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Parking Lots Are More Dangerous Than Drivers Think

Posted Dec 07, 2016 by Ashley Kane

The National Safety Council recently announced that parking lots may be much more dangerous than we thought. Two out of every three drivers may be pulling into parking lots distracted and one in five accidents occur in parking lots.

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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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Georgia Drivers May Have to Pay Up Soon

Posted Jun 23, 2016 by Ashley Kane

Georgia drivers may have to pay more for car insurance starting as soon as May 22. A major insurance carrier has a planned rate increase that is currently under state investigation, though it may be completed too late.

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