Monthly Archives: January 2011

Sacramento Adopts Crash Tax

The city council in Sacramento, California has approved a city ordinance implementing a “crash tax” on out-of-town motorists. Called a “fire recovery charge,” the ordinance charges a fee to non-local drivers who are involved in auto accidents. Its purpose is … Continue reading

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Wednesday Matinee: Motorcycle Safety

This week’s video comes to us from Australia (via YouTube) but the advice in it applies no matter where you ride. Motorcycle Safety is important.

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Teen Driver Crashes Hurting More than Just Teens

A recent report suggests that the impact of crashes involving teen drivers goes beyond just their family and friends. According to a report from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and State Farm Insurance, in the year 2008 681,000 people were … Continue reading

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25% of Ohio License Suspensions NOT Related to Driving

The Dayton Daily News ran a story recently, revealing that a quarter of the driver’s license suspensions in Ohio are the result of offenses that have nothing to do with driving a motor vehicle. In fact while 39 percent of … Continue reading

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Wednesday Matinee: The Importance of Tire Care

Look, we know that most insurance comes with roadside assistance coverage, and if it doesn’t, smart drivers have an auto club membership, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t all do some preventative maintenance. That doesn’t just mean oil changes, either…it … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Legislature to Vote on “Truth in Auto Insurance” Repeal TOMORROW

The mostly-Republican state legislature in Wisconsin has introduced two key bills that may grossly change the state’s auto insurance laws. We don’t usually quote things verbatim, but given the fact that this press release came only today, and the vote … Continue reading

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Five Fast Facts: Brake for Animals

We know that there is a lot to think about when you’re driving, including surrounding cars, pedestrians, and reckless drivers, but there’s something else to be wary of: animals in the road. It may seem trivial, but the reality is … Continue reading

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