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Holiday Drunk Driving Crackdown: “No Refusal”

January 3, 2011 No Comments »

It happens every year. Thousands of Americans take to the road after partying a little too hard at Holiday parties. According to a Department of Transportation press release, data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that ... Read More »

Less Crime May Mean Lower Insurance Premiums

December 22, 2010 No Comments »

The FBI recently released its Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report, which revealed that violent crime and property crime were down in 2010. What does this have to do with insurance? Well, the more crime that takes place; the higher the ... Read More »

66 Vehicles Earn Top Safety Pick Award for 2011

December 22, 2010 No Comments »

Sixty-six vehicles were named TOP SAFETY PICK recipients for 2011, according to a survey released today by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The total included 40 cars, 25 SUVs, and a minivan, and is up from 58 a year ... Read More »

Staged Accident Insurance Claims Rise 46 Percent

December 15, 2010 No Comments »

As if the economic recession isn’t bad enough, the National Insurance Crime Bureau recently released a report showing that fraudulent claims from staged accidents jumped 46% from 2007 to 2009. Over this same period, the ratio of staged accident QCs ... Read More »

30 Million Drunk Drivers on U.S. Roadways

December 14, 2010 No Comments »

As if the case for uninsured motorist coverage wasn’t made by common sense alone, a survey recently released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration revealed an estimated 30.6 million people drove under the influence of alcohol in ... Read More »

Pay-As-You-Go Car Insurance Approved in California

December 6, 2010 No Comments »

Two car insurance companies got the green light to offer pay-as-you-go car insurance in California, a first for the Golden State. California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner announced Thursday that he had approved filings by the Automobile Club of Southern California ... Read More »

Cell Phone Disablers Coming Soon?

December 6, 2010 No Comments »

The government is evaluating options for the disablement of cell phones while operating motor vehicles, according to Discovery News. Raymond LaHood, the Secretary of Transportation was quoted on MSNBC’s Morning Joe saying, “There’s a lot of technology out there now ... Read More »

Car Insurance Nearly 10 Percent Cheaper for Women

November 30, 2010 No Comments »

Car insurance is nine percent cheaper for women than it is for men, according to data from insurance comparison service InsWeb. The company revealed that the current national median car insurance premium for women is $698 for a six-month policy ... Read More »

Cheapest and Most Expensive Cars to Insure in 2010

November 29, 2010 1 Comment »

Earlier this month, InsWeb released their list of the “cheapest and most expensive cars to insure” for 2010. The company developed the list by comparing car insurance quotes requested by its customers between January and September of this year for ... Read More »

Renters Insurance Grows in Importance as Foreclosures Rise

November 18, 2010 No Comments »

The number of renters in America is on the rise as foreclosures continue to take out homeowners everyday. In fact, a staggering 37.1 million housing units were occupied by renters in the second quarter, up from 34.3 million units in ... Read More »