Accidents

2016 Research: The Coolest as Well as the Scariest Stats

Posted Jan 17, 2017 by Ashley Kane

This year has been a momentous one for the car insurance and automotive industries. The first self-driving cars with public access hit the roads in Pittsburgh, and car insurance rates increased at the highest rate in 13 years.

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10 Big Things That Happened in the Auto Insurance & Car Industries in 2016

Posted Jan 10, 2017 by Ashley Kane

2016 was a very eventful year for the auto insurance and car industries. From the advancement of self-driving vehicles to an insurtech boom and a new transportation secretary—a lot happened in the past 12 months. Here’s a recap.

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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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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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Distracted Driving Billboard Collection

Posted Dec 12, 2016 by Ashley Kane

Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic. Drivers know it’s something that they shouldn’t do, but texting and driving still occurs each day. Here are the most creative billboards that encourage drivers to put the phone down.

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What Is Umbrella Insurance?

Posted Dec 09, 2016 by Ashley Kane

Trust us, we know there are a lot of insurance terms out there. Perhaps, you’ve heard of umbrella insurance while learning about other forms of liability protection. Here’s a breakdown so you can decide whether or not you need it.

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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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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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