Texting And Driving Putting America’s Highways In Peril

Texting And Driving Putting America’s Highways In Peril

Recent research reminds us that tragedy can strike with frightening regularity out on the highway – and lots of stories focus on increasingly careless drivers using mobile devices. In fact, a recent study appearing in the American Journal of Public Health revealed that fatalities connected to distracted driving increased nearly 30 percent between 2005 and 2008. Why the spike over that period of time?  It just so happens those years coincide with the rapid growth and popularity of…

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How DUI, DWI Violations Like the Tiger Woods Incident Affect Life Insurance Costs

How DUI, DWI Violations Like the Tiger Woods Incident Affect Life Insurance Costs

Driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while impaired (DWI) are the offenses of driving a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or other drugs – including recreational drugs and those prescribed by physicians – and professional golfer Tiger Woods is becoming intimately familiar with the problems DWI can create for a driver rendered incapable of operating a motor vehicle. DUIs (Driving Under the Influence) and DWIs (Driving While Intoxicated) are often seen as purely…

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Major Insurers Offering Coverage to Uber and Lyft Drivers

Major Insurers Offering Coverage to Uber and Lyft Drivers

A huge multiline insurer group is offering insurance coverage to drivers in the new “sharing economy” and they’ve recently announced the introduction a new Rideshare Insurance Coverage program available to “ride-hailing” drivers from companies like Uber and Lyft in Missouri. “As a leading provider of automobile insurance in the U.S. and a market leader in the ride-hailing insurance market, Farmers has developed this innovative Rideshare Insurance Coverage to offer Missouri ride-hail drivers coverage options as…

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How Smartphones Are Costing You Higher Insurance Premiums

How Smartphones Are Costing You Higher Insurance Premiums

Drivers in Louisiana are learning a hard lesson when it comes to their commuting habits as the state’s largest auto insurers have been forced to crank up premiums, and it’s a trend being mirrored on a nationwide level. The increases have come as a result of more accidents and a spike in claims costs and the trend comes down to one major factor – distracted driving. The bottom line? Smartphones and tablets are costing you…

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