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Self-driving Car advocates tangle with Insurance

THE TOPIC Each new generation of cars is equipped with more automated features and crash avoidance technology. Indeed, many of today’s high-end cars and some mid-priced ones already have options, such as blind-spot monitoring, forward-collision warnings and lane-departure warnings. These will be the components of tomorrow’s fully automated vehicles. At least one car manufacturer has more »

Teen Drivers Out of Harm’s Way

   THE TOPIC Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among 15- to 20-year olds, according to most recent data (2009) from the National Center for Health Statistics. Immaturity and lack of driving experience are the two main factors leading to the high crash rate among teens. Teens’ lack of experience affects their more »

Driving and Phones, a Reminder For All of Us!

Activities that take drivers’ attention off the road, including talking or texting on cellphones, eating, conversing with passengers and other distractions, are a major safety threat. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gauges distracted driving by collecting data on “distraction-affected crashes,” which focuses on distractions that are most likely to affect crash involvement such more »

The Right Insurance Keeps Your Boat Afloat

The right insurance keeps your boat afloat Living in Florida means boating season never ends. With the right insurance protection, your boating days can be as carefree as a day at the beach. The type of insurance coverage you get depends upon the boat. If you have a small boat, such as a canoe or more »

Eight Surprising Ways Comprehensive Auto Insurance Works For You

Eight Surprising Ways Comprehensive Auto Insurance Works For You Even the most careful drivers occasionally get into accidents—that’s why auto insurance was created. But, your car can be damaged even if you’re not in a crash—which is why there’s comprehensive auto insurance. Comprehensive is an optional coverage, and without it, you might just be left more »

Does My Auto Insurance Cover Damage Caused By Potholes?

Does My Auto Insurance Cover Damage Caused By Potholes? The good news is, yes, pothole damage is usually covered—providing you have collision coverage. Collision coverage, an optional portion of a standard auto insurance policy, covers damage to a car resulting from a collision with an object (e.g., a pothole, lamp post or guard rail), another more »

New Car Safety Report

Sometimes more is more … Minicars and subcompacts fared poorly in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s new and more stringent small-overlap frontal crash test—only one of the 11 models tested recently achieved an acceptable rating. Our backgrounder has more information about the history of the IIHS crash tests and vehicle accidents. In 2012, 33,561 more »

What Is Covered by a Basic Auto Insurance Policy?

        What Is Covered by a Basic Auto Insurance Policy? Your auto policy may include six coverages. Each coverage is priced separately. 1. Bodily Injury Liability This coverage applies to injuries that you, the designated driver or policyholder, cause to someone else. You and family members listed on the policy are also covered more »

Safety First for the Holiday Season

The cost and crashworthiness of vehicles as well as drivers’ safety habits affect the cost of auto insurance. Out of concern for public safety and to help reduce the cost of crashes, insurers support safe driving initiatives. It is a major supporter of anti-drunk driving and seatbelt usage campaigns. LIVES SAVED BY SAFETY DEVICES Airbags: more »

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