Helpful tips to keep your California auto insurance premiums low

The two most common mars on a motorist’s driving record and that can cause California auto insurance to become more expensive than it needs to be are tickets and at-fault accidents. Though most drivers are worried about increases in premiums over time, there are many things that they can do to help to keep those costs as low as possible. This involves maintaining a driving record that is as spotless as possible, which is beneficial not only for keeping lowered insurance payments, but also to keep you, your passengers, and…

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InsureCA4less.com website provides California residents with best insurance quotes and comparisons

The new insureca4less.com website has announced the availability of its full service insurance quote website that is specifically designed to cater to the needs of the residents of California. The site is now offering Californians fast and easy access to free instant insurance quotes from insurers located within their area. It also provides the ability to compare the top quotes from several insurance companies so that users will always know that they are receiving the coverage they need, but at the best possible price that can be found. The insureca4less.com…

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U.K. government may stop uninsured drivers from buying gas

The British government is currently considering an initiative to stop drivers without insurance from being able to refuel their vehicles. The program would involve the use of the thousands of cameras with license plate recognition technology – that have already been implemented to help prevent drivers from fueling up and leaving without paying – to be reworked to be able to provide a cross-checking against the insurance and tax records with the government. The pump would operate only if both insurance and tax records match within the database. The government…

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EU “unisex” laws take their tolls on the finances of both men and women

The latest rule changes in the European Union involving unisex pricing have meant that at the end of this year, when the regulations go into effect, men and women will both be facing expenses that they have never seen before. A primary example of this change is the ruling that prevents gender discrimination while establishing auto insurance premiums – regardless of the fact that it is less likely that a woman driver will be involved in a car accident than a man driver, and that crashes involving female drivers are…

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Discount initiative for car insurance moves onward to November ballot

When voters in California head to the ballot in November, they will also face the issue of a discount initiative for auto insurance, called the 2012 Automobile Insurance Discount Act, which was over 99 percent funded by the chairman of Mercury Insurance. The initial sponsorship for the proposal was from the American Agents Alliance, a trade group. This initiative would allow motorists who change their insurers to obtain a discount if they have already had insurance on their vehicles. The proposal had received nearly 505,000 signatures (a random sample of…

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Auto Insurance in California – What you need to know

California auto insurance

California has stringent requirements when it comes to car insurance. As of 2006, drivers must provide proof of financial ability to cover the expenses related to a motor vehicle accident. Any uninsured vehicle will be impounded immediately and in addition to the expenses related to impounding the car, the driver will receive a large fine. Drivers are also financially liable for any accident in which they are involved. Providing proof of financial ability can take one of several forms in California. Drivers can provide the state of California with a…

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Cadillac Escalade tops the HLDI’s list for the fourth year as most likely to be stolen

For the fourth year in a row, the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) has placed the Cadillac Escalade at the top of its list of vehicles that are most likely to be stolen. The institute has based its rankings on the claims data from auto insurance companies from 2008 and 2009. According to the HLDI, among the vehicles holding the top ten positions with the highest frequency of theft, eight are large vehicles from Ford or General motors, including trucks and SUVs. The remaining two on the list are different…

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Some California cities will continue with red light cameras

Various cities in Southern California have chosen to continue their commitment to enforcing red lights with cameras, regardless of L.A.’s decision to terminate the program. There was a unanimous vote in the Los Angeles City Council (13-0) in favor of ending the program after city officials deemed the payment of the fines for tickets issued by the cameras to be voluntary. This angered many motorists who had already paid their own tickets. Cities who remain committed to the program include Beverly Hills, where the program for red light cameras has…

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Mercury Insurance shows their approval for newly proposed auto discount in California

Mercury General Corp. has just announced its support of an auto insurance initiative comparable to last year’s Proposition 17, which was turned down by voters in June 2010. Supporters of this initiative are thrilled with Mercury’s backing, and are hoping that this second effort will make the difference. Insurance trade group, American Agents Alliance’s executive director, Mike D’Arelli, submitted the proposed initiative’s summary to the California attorney general’s office; taking the first step toward a vote on the initiative. Mercury had previously been a supporter of Proposition 17, having spent…

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Top 12 most stolen vehicles in the U.S.

Forbes magazine has released its annual list of the most stolen models of cars, which is compiled using the National Insurance Crime Bureau Hot Wheels Report statistics. According to a spokesperson for the National Insurance Crime Bureau, Frank Scafidi, though many people would imagine that the struggling economy would lead to an increase in street crime, “There is no empirical data to make that kind of broad statement,” so the organization is working to try to minimize that assumption. The FBI’s crime division’s statistics actually showed that 2010 had the…

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