Millions of drivers may be eligible for car insurance discounts, according to Progressive Insurance

Progressive Insurance has issued a new report detailing how as many as 70 million drivers in the U.S. could be missing out on major savings. The insurer launched a new product earlier this year that collects data from drivers who opt to have a simple device installed in their vehicles. The device tracks driving habits and send the information to Progressive agents who determine whether these habits are safe. Those with safe driving habits are eligible for major discounts on their car insurance policies. Progressive’s report draws upon data collected…

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Study shows that millions of Americans drive drunk each year

– Could spur new drunk driving and insurance laws in Florida. A new study from Online Auto Insurance, an insurance organization that conducts regular research on a variety of issues facing the insurance industry, shows that millions of U.S. motorists drive drunk every year. The study highlights the need for stricter laws regarding drunk driving and notes that the sheer number of people driving under the influence of alcohol may be driving up insurance prices. The study corroborates findings from a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and…

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Allstate insurance ranks American cities for most and least likely to have an auto accident

Allstate Insurance has released its annual ranking of the best and the worst cities for traffic accidents… with Washington D.C. ranking as the city with the greatest likelihood of collisions, and Fort Collins, Colorado holding the distinction of having the lowest odds of a crash. In order to rank the cities, the insurer compared the frequency of auto collisions with the population of the city. This provided Allstate with the average driver’s odds of being in an accident. They also compared that likelihood with the average for the country. In…

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Allstate survey shows that U.S. drivers are confident in their driving abilities despite their dangerous habits

A new study from Allstate Corp. suggests that U.S. motorists may not be as skilled of drivers as they may think. The study shows that the majority of Americans consider themselves to be good drivers with safe habits. This notion is contrary to the evidence compiled by Allstate that suggests otherwise. How the auto insurance industry will react to the study is yet to be seen. Whether the study will serve as inspiration for drivers to improve their habits is also unclear. Allstate studied more than 1,000 adults in the…

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NAIC survey reveals ways consumers have been saving money on car insurance

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has released the results of a survey that determined the top ways that consumers have made lifestyle changes within the last year in order to save money with their car use to reduce their insurance fees. Over the last twelve months, 53 percent of Americans made this type of change with car insurance costs in mind. The insurance commissioners’ survey showed that the following changes were made by consumers: Among automobile owners, almost 20 percent exchanged their car for a less costly model…

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Many find gas prices change their everyday routines

Everyone has been watching the price of gas lately. We watch it go up. We watch it drop by two or three cents, and we watch it go up ten cents. It seems like this has been the pattern for months now. Statistics show people are driving less, but there are also fewer accidents occurring. Recent survey results show that only about 20 percent of people say they are driving the same amounts as they did before gas prices started steadily climbing. Over 37 percent said they were driving less,…

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