Monthly Archives: April 2011

Expensive Gas = Fewer Accidents, Study Says

This may not come as much of a surprise once you think it through, but a new study from Mississippi State University’s Social Science Research Center has found that higher gas prices lead to fewer traffic accidents, including those which … Continue reading

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Wednesday Matinee: Car Safety and Pets

If your car insurance isn’t through Progressive, or one of the other companies that includes pet coverage – or even if it is – there are some things you should do to protect your dog during a road trip. This … Continue reading

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Texas Uninsured Motorist Rate Remains Stable…or Does It?

According to a recent report from the IRC (Insurance Resource Council) about 15% of the drivers in Texas were still uninsured between 2007 and 2009. This is about a percentage point higher than the national average. In 2008, a new … Continue reading

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1 in 7 US Drivers is Uninsured

The Insurance Research Council (IRC) released a new study recently which found that, as of 2009 the estimated percentage of uninsured drivers on America’s roads was 13.8, a number which had declined from 2004 through 2007, then increased to 14.3 … Continue reading

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Wednesday Matinee: Auto Insurance and Storms

Stormy weather – hail, wildfires, tornadoes – has gripped much of the country, and we’re just a bit over a month away from the start of hurricane season, as well. Does your auto insurance protect you from storm related hazards? … Continue reading

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California Department of Insurance Visits College Campuses

If you’re a college student in California, you might have noticed that representatives of the state Department of Insurance have been visiting college campuses. Their mission: to introduce students to the CLCA – California Low Cost Automobile Insurance Program – … Continue reading

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Michigan Cities Vacillate About “Crash Taxes”

We all know that a car crash can wreak havoc with your insurance premium and driving record, even when it’s not you’re fault, but if you’re a tourist visiting the state of Michigan, an accident could cost you money that … Continue reading

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