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No Increased Ticket Volume with Higher Speed Limits in Ohio

Troopers in the state of Ohio say they’ve given out fewer tickets on those stretches of the Buckeye State’s highways where the speed limit was raised to 70 mph several months ago. Why is this relevant? Because those who initially … Continue reading

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Vermont Motorists Receive Restitution for Damage Evaluation

Good news for Vermont motorists who had insurance through Wisconsin-based Dairyland Insurance: according to the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation, those motorists with improperly evaluated damage claims will be receiving restitution. Specfically, $16,000 has been allotted to customers whose damage … Continue reading

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Video: Halloween Safety Tips

Happy Halloween. While this isn’t directly related to auto insurance, we think it’s important to remind everyone of safety tips for their trick-or-treaters tonight. The most important, of course, is to BE SEEN ON HALLOWEEN. (This video is from last … Continue reading

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SoCal Judge Sticks With Impounded Cars Ruling

Late last month, a Superior Court judge in California, Terry Green, stood by a ruling that restricted a Los Angeles Police Department policy which would make it less difficult for unlicensed drivers to keep their cars. According to Green, the … Continue reading

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New York Creates Special Texting Zones

In an effort to further decrease distracted driving in his state, a few weeks ago New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced the creation of dedicated “texting zones” along the state’s highways and the New York State thruway. These are special … Continue reading

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IIHS Lists Top Cars for Crash Avoidance

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has recently rolled out a new test program to rate a vehicle’s ability to avoid damage in a head-on crash, using their high-tech features. The 2013-2014 makes with the highest scores were Cadillac, … Continue reading

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Video: Teens and Car Insurance

With school back in session for over a month now, it seems a good time to remind everyone that insurance for young drivers is the most expensive car insurance there is, but that there are also ways to mitigate the … Continue reading

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