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Nevada Ticketed 12,000 for Cellphone Mis-use

Two years ago, the state of Nevada instituted a state law banning the use of cell phones while driving, including using them for phone calls, texting or reading the screen, even if the vehicle is stopped in traffic or is waiting at a traffic light. Last year, 2012, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol, that […]

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California Cellphone Crackdown Successful

Nothing says “Merry Christmas,” like being caught by the cops when you’re breaking the state laws restricting the use of cell phones while driving, and in Sacramento County, roughly 3,000 drivers received that greeting during the “Phone in One Hand, Ticket in the Other” program that ran there from November 30-December 9. California was actually […]

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Highway Deaths Up in Maine

Even in Maine, which doesn’t have a huge population it’s crucial that you don’t drive without car insurance. This is especially true when you consider that the number of highway deaths there has increased by fifty percent from last year. According to Maine’s Bureau of Highway Safety, as of Friday, August 10th, ninety-seven people have […]

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Illinois Attempts to Curb Roadway Fatalities with Signs

Officials at the Illinois Department of Transportation announced earlier this month that they’re hoping to reduce the number of traffic-related fatalities in their state by using signs. Specifically, the state Transportation Secretary, Ann Schneider, has launched a digital message board campaign that will feature friendly reminders about traffic safety on electronic signs across the state. […]

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Traffic Fatalites in 2011 Lowest Since 1949

Information released on Monday says that in 2011, traffic fatalities on American roads were at their lowest level since safety regulators with the federal government first began tracking such things in 1949. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), preliminary data says there were 32,310 deaths caused by vehicle crashes last year, which […]

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Peak Deer Season is Here

The Virginia Farm Bureau wants motorists to be on the lookout for deer on roads and highways, especially in rural areas, during this time of year. Why is this a concern? November is the peak time for car-vs.-deer collisions, and Virginia is one of the top ten states for such accidents. Virginia Farm Bureau Mutual […]

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Experts estimate $285 million in Hail Damage in CO and WY

While the American Southwest is socked in by temperatures in the triple-digits and a crippling drought, Colorado and Wyoming faced “monsoon rainfall” and hailstorms two weeks ago. The hail, in particular, has been costly, with insured losses from the falling ice totaling about $285 million, according to the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association. In Cheyenne, […]

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How Car Insurance Rates are Calculated

If you’ve ever purchased car insurance, you know that there are many factors that determine how much you pay. Since we’re nearly half-way through the year, and most auto insurance policies are written for a six-month term, we thought we’d offer a refresher on what some of those factors are. The most common factors that […]

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Auto Insurance Increases in Canada

The United States isn’t the only part of North America seeing an increase in insurance rates. Kanetix announced earlier today that auto insurance premiums are higher in Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec, Canada. Specifically, rates in Alberta increased by 0.4 percent, which may seem stable but was actually a reaction to the percentage of customers with […]

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