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EverDrive Safe Driving App 2.0 is Live!

Posted Apr 20, 2017 by Jason Metz

EverDrive 2.0 is here, a free mobile safe driving app that enables users to measure & improve driving skills. Updated version available now on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

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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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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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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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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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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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