Georgia auto insurance rates driven skyward by massive crashes

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Serious car wrecks are becoming more frequent in the state, making it more costly to insure vehicles. Georgia auto insurance rates are expected to rise yet again, following several other consecutive increases. According to experts in the industry, the growing expense associated with car insurance premiums has to do with the number of serious crashes in the state. The number of accidents and the severity of the crashes are both on the rise and it is costing insurers. As a result, Georgia auto insurance companies find themselves raising their rates…

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Legislation in Georgia increases auto insurance requirements for ride-share firms

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Legislation requires ride-share companies to improve their auto insurance policies New legislation in Georgia will require ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft to increase their auto insurance coverage. The legislation, called House Bill 190, won the approval of the state’s House of Representatives and is currently awaiting the signature of Governor Nathan Deal before it can be enacted. Ride-share companies have become a hot topic in the insurance space, as well as in the transportation services industry. These companies offer inexpensive transportation, but there have been concerns that the auto insurance…

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Auto insurance electronic proof considered in Georgia

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Smartphones and other digital devices may soon be used to prove that coverage exists. Drivers in Georgia may soon have a new way to provide proof of auto insurance whenever they are required to show it, including at times when they have been pulled over by a police officer. A new proposal to allow a digital copy of the policy proof card to be used has cleared the House. The proposal, which would allow drivers to use smartphones, tablets, and other digital devices to show digital copies of their proof…

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California is the state with the fourth toughest consequences for texting behind the wheel

InsuranceQuotes.com has released a list of the ranks of the states that have the toughest consequences for texting while driving, and California drivers came in fourth among the ten hardest hitting. The Austin, Texas-based InsuranceQuotes.com is an organization that provides comparison quotes for insurance policies over the internet. It performed the review of the bans that have been put into place in Washington D.C. and 35 of the states. Their news release reported on the company’s examination of the penalties and fines that are issued to drivers who are caught…

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Car insurance rates in Georgia to fall for State Farm customers

Policyholders in Georgia with State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. can look forward to a decrease in their rates by an average of 2.2 percent starting on November 21, 2011. State Farm is the leading car insurance company in Georgia. It will be saving its customers in the state a total of $23.2 million per year. The Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s office explained that the reduction in rates by State Farm are not the result of any state mandates. According to one of the commissioner’s spokespeople, the Georgia…

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