Auto insurance in cities could change with car ban

The industry is now starting to consider the impact of future legislation with the intent of going green. When it comes to the majority of cities, traffic jams – particularly at rush hours – are generally accepted as a part of the urban experience, but this could change dramatically, as could the state of auto insurance, if a number of cities around the world that are considering a future ban on automobiles within those areas actually go through with the concept. Even some of the countries that are most associated…

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An Ounce of Prevention: 8 Precautions to Ensure Your Kids’ Safety on the Road

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When traveling with your kids, your first priority is keeping them safe. You’ve probably already taken some precautions like teaching them road rules and how important it is to wear a seatbelt, but there’s a lot more you can do to ensure your children’s protection in a car. Here are eight ideas for maximizing the safety of your family on the road. Clean Your Car and Perform Routine Maintenance Accidents happen, but there are ways to stay safe even in a collision. Secure all loose objects inside your car like toys or…

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Understanding the Fundamentals of Tort Insurance

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Tort insurance is auto insurance designed to limit the number of auto accident lawsuits, specifically regarding “pain and suffering” and “loss” claims. Tort insurance pays medical bills for an auto accident, regardless of fault, but can limit the right of one party to file lawsuits over pain and suffering. Limited tort limits the ability of one party to sue for damages that are not economical, that is, claims that do not impact the finances of the injured party. Pain and suffering claims fall into this category, since it refers to…

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Auto insurance industry may shift due to new Virginia Tech study

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Auto insurance receives new information concerning accidents from Virginia Tech The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute has released the results of a new study concerning car accidents and their contributing factors, as well as how these factors impact the auto insurance sector. The auto insurance sector, as well as others in the insurance industry, is constantly in a state of fluctuation. Insurers are persistently working to adapt to any changes that emerge in the market in order to provide comprehensive coverage priced at a competitive rate with coverage being offered by…

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Auto Insurance State Minimums – Why You Should Carry More Coverage

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Car insurance can be one of the most frustrating bills a person pays every month (or six) but it truly is one of the most important. At its core, insurance is designed to insulate an individual, family or business from possible financial hardship due to a loss. However, too often people are driving around with the absolute bare minimum insurance, not realizing that their entire world could get flipped upside down with just a relatively minor accident. Insurance Minimums Explained Insurance is governed at the state level, so each of…

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Teen auto deaths spike during summer months

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Distracted driving practices attributed to a spike in summer deaths of teenage drivers in 2010, a study by Fatality Analysis Reporting System reports. According to the study, approximately 45 people between the ages of 15 and 20 died each weekend from June through September in the year 2010. Such young deaths are “sobering” according to Sandy Spavone, the executive director with the National Organizations for Youth Safety. The main reason they hit so hard is because these deaths could so easily be avoided. Spavone feels these deaths are completely avoidable…

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Auto insurance claims regarding deer-vehicle crashes on the rise

Auto Insurance claims on the rise with deer collisions

Adjusters and body shops in North Carolina have been especially busy this season. Although drivers in North Carolina have always needed to remain aware of deer near the roads, this year is proving to be an especially problematic one for auto insurance claims involving collisions between vehicles and the animals. This time of year presents a dangerous combination of hormonal deer and vehicle traffic at dusk and dawn. According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Park and Recreation natural resources manager, Chris Matthews, “This is the time of year when the deer get…

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