Parents believe their teen drivers are safe on the road

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A new Allstate survey showed that despite worries about distracted driving parents believe in their kids. A recent survey conducted by Allstate Insurance showed that 42 percent of parents of teen drivers assume their kids are safe behind the wheel. Those four in ten parents don’t regularly talk to their kids about the subject of safe driving. Allstate used the last week of October to help teenage drivers to promote discussions about safe driving. Based on the results of the survey and what was learned during National Teen Driver Safety…

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Allstate Drivewise app works to reduce teen distracted driving

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Adolescent drivers have a fatal crash rate per mile driven nearly three times greater than that of adults. In the hopes of reducing the risks associated with teen distracted driving, the Allstate Drivewise app is aimed at keeping focus on the road. The fatal crash risks among adolescent drivers are significantly higher than they are among adult motorists. Allstate Insurance is hoping to reduce the impact of “The 100 Deadliest Days” that happen each year. Among 16 to 19 year olds, the fatal crash rate per mile drive is almost…

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Louisiana car insurance rates are getting higher this year

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Premiums for auto coverage are rising across the country but this state has particular issues causing a spike. Drivers in nearly every state are watching their premiums rise this year and, due to unique conditions in the state, Louisiana car insurance rates are rising significantly. In fact, the current environment in the state is making sure auto policies are among the most expensive in the U.S. Upon hearing the news of the rate hikes, drivers in the state have expressed significant frustration. Local papers reporting on the Louisiana car insurance…

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State Farm auto insurance losses are higher than ever before

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The insurer lost more money on car policies throughout 2016 than it has in its almost century-long existence. State Farm auto insurance lost more money providing drivers with coverage in 2016 than they have in any other year since its creation 95 years ago. All told, the insurance company lost about $7 billion within the vehicle coverage segment of its business. State Farm auto insurance is by far the biggest vehicle insurer in the United States. It received $35.8 billion in claims and adjustment expenses in 2016. That total, in…

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Motorcycle safety program goes into effect in Newport Beach today

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Police will be working to increase their efforts to keep riders and other road users safe. The Newport Beach Police are adding an additional officer to the streets as of today. The goal is to implement a motorcycle safety program that will focus on keeping riders safe. This is a component of a grant-funded program meant to decrease the number of motorcycle crash injuries. The motorcycle safety program isn’t exclusive to Newport Beach. There will be other police departments throughout the region that will be using grants to enhance rider…

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Pokemon Go accidents are becoming commonplace on American roads

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The record breaking popularity of this mobile app is now linked to a growing number of car crashes. As if Pokemon Go accidents involving people walking out into traffic or off piers and into waterways weren’t enough, they now include crashed cars. Many people aren’t surprised at this new trend of traffic mayhem resulting from distracted drivers trying to catch digital monsters. Still, it is forcing police, other law enforcement and emergency medical personnel to have to scramble to assist the victims. The augmented reality phenomenon is now being used…

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Allstate Insurance releases report revealing insight into teen driving habits

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As it turns out, the majority of parents have no idea what their adolescent children are doing behind the wheel. A new report has now been released by Allstate Insurance that has determined that many parents do not actually know what the driving habits of their teen sons and daughters truly are. The report, from The Allstate Foundation, revealed that teens have many risky behaviors of which parents are unaware. Within this report, it was shown that parents often don’t know when their teen driving sons and daughters have been…

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