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26 08, 2011

Massachusetts auto insurance rate mandates up for debate

By | August 26th, 2011|Recent Articles|0 Comments

Contrary to the practices in many states across the country, automotive insurance companies are not allowed to use an individual's credit score when deciding what their auto insurance rates will be in Massachusetts. While the current system bans the use of socioeconomic factors such as credit scores, education and occupation to determine a person's auto [...]

29 09, 2011

‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Campaign Released – Lower Car Insurance Quotes?

By | September 29th, 2011|Recent Articles|0 Comments

An advertising campaign launched by the U.S. Department of Transportation, titled Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, will be targeted to night time motorists. Getting into an auto accident may result in higher car insurance quotes, but driving under the influence could cost lives. Studies by the DOT show that between the hours of 12am [...]

9 11, 2011

Teen Drivers at Higher Risk During First Few Months of Driving

By | November 9th, 2011|Recent Articles|0 Comments

A recent study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found teen drivers are 50 percent more likely to crash during their first month of driving than they are after amassing a year of solo driving experience. They are almost twice as likely to crash during their first month as they are once they have [...]

26 08, 2011

Understanding accident taxes and car insurance quotes

By | August 26th, 2011|Recent Articles|0 Comments

A growing number of communities across the country are choosing to enforce an accident tax, also called a crash tax. However, many motorists have no idea what this tax is or when they might have to pay it. If an out-of-town driver is involved in an accident, and emergency workers are dispatched to the scene, [...]

12 12, 2011

PENNDOT Implements New License Security Feature

By | December 12th, 2011|Recent Articles|0 Comments

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PENNDOT) is adopting a new security features on driver's licenses it issues. The measure is a high-resolution hologram designed to suppress color so that it appears to be black or white, depending on how it is held. "A driver's license or identification card has always been a trusted source for [...]

10 08, 2011

New technology may help eliminate drink driving and slash auto insurance quotes

By | August 10th, 2011|Recent Articles|0 Comments

Each year there are one million driving while intoxicated (DWI) convictions and 1.5 million arrests, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. As a result, more than 10,800 people died in crashes that involved a drunk driver throughout the U.S. in 2009. That figure represents 32 percent of all crash-related fatalities for the entire [...]

21 11, 2011

Assessing Vehicles Through a Test Drive

By | November 21st, 2011|Recent Articles|0 Comments

The first impression people receive of new vehicles is based on their external appearance, but that does not help motorists to determine whether a car will drive well or be a good buy. Whether looking at new or used cars, one of the most important ways to get a sense of the vehicle is usually [...]

7 11, 2011

Pet Owners Who Drive with Unrestrained Animals Risk Accidents

By | November 7th, 2011|Recent Articles|0 Comments

Dog owners who drive with their animals in the car are subject to unique distractions, according to a survey by car insurance provider AAA and Kurgo. More than 46 million households across the nation own one or more dogs, according to the American Pet Products Association, and they may bring them along on long trips [...]

8 08, 2011

Bad weather may lead to increased auto insurance quotes

By | August 8th, 2011|Recent Articles|0 Comments

During a year in which Americans suffered through devastating floods, monstrous blizzards and nationwide tornadoes, the lasting effects may only just be taking shape. Every year there are roughly 7,000 fatalities, 800,000 injuries and 1.5 million automobile crashes in the United States directly related to poor weather conditions, according to the National Research Council. As [...]

12 12, 2011

Traffic Crashes Cost More Than Congestion

By | December 12th, 2011|Recent Articles|0 Comments

The expenses incurred from vehicle collisions on the nation's roads, almost $300 billion annually, are more than three times the $97.7 billion that congestion costs, according to a report released by AAA. "The burdens associated with congestion are top of mind for many Americans as they travel to and from work each day," said AAA [...]