Accidents

Vehicle Deaths in 2016 Estimated to be Highest in 9 Years

Posted Mar 17, 2017 by Ashley Kane

The National Safety Council announced their estimated traffic deaths for 2016. Approximately 40,200 people died in crashes last year, an increase of 6% over 2015 and a 14% increase since 2014. This is the highest amount in nearly a decade.

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Distracted Drivers Are Hiking Auto Insurance Rates

Posted Mar 02, 2017 by Ashley Kane

Distracted drivers are causing car insurance rates to rise. American drivers are on their phones texting, emailing, and using apps more than ever before, and they are getting into more accidents because of it. Insurers then need to raise rates.

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Millennials, Not Teens, Are the Most Distracted Drivers, AAA Study Finds

Posted Mar 01, 2017 by Ashley Kane

A new study finds that millennial drivers are the worst behaved drivers in the nation. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that 88% of drivers aged 19 to 24 engage in risky driving behavior on the road.

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A Not-At-Fault Car Crash May Still Raise Your Premium, Study Says

Posted Feb 21, 2017 by Ashley Kane

recent study by the Consumer Federation of America found that many auto insurance companies raise premiums when drivers get into car accidents, even when those accidents are not their fault. The study analyzed quotes in ten cities.

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Colorado Car Insurance Rates Increasing by 15%

Posted Feb 03, 2017 by Ashley Kane

On average, drivers can expect to pay 15% or more on their next policy. Why the rate hike? The number of filed claims in Colorado is increasing, in part because of the growing number of people moving to the state.

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Arizona May Increase Mandated Auto Insurance

Posted Jan 24, 2017 by Ashley Kane

State lawmakers in Arizona want drivers to purchase more auto insurance to pay for the harm they cause to others in car accidents. Currently, Arizona drivers only need to purchase liability coverage at figures that have not changed since 1972.

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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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