Distracted drivers pay as much as 41 percent more for auto insurance

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Talking on a mobile phone, texting, checking a location on a map, and eating distracts motorists. It doesn’t come as much of a surprise to find out that distracted drivers are extremely commonplace on the road. Some are talking on their mobile phones. Others send texts. Some fuss with their coffee cups or drive-thru meals. Others are turned around to shout at their misbehaving children in the back seat. Whether you’re surfing through radio stations or choosing your GPS locations, you may pay more. Those distracted drivers may or may…

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Auto insurance discount could make self-driving cars worthwhile

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One day, the savings could be big enough on coverage that it could make these vehicles practical. Insurers are always advertising different ways for consumers to obtain an auto insurance discount that is large enough that it will entice them into switching to their policies, and with the introduction of new technologies such as self-driving cars, it appears as though an entirely new world is opening up for drivers and the companies that cover them, says a recent survey. Google has already produced a prototype for this type of vehicle,…

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Survey: “Would You Trade Your Privacy For Lower Car Insurance Rates?”

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Survey and Guide by CarInsuranceCalculator.info According to a recent press release, the NHTSA aims for all cars manufactured after 2014 to come with a little black box (Event Data Recorder – EDR). Proponents stress increased safety and savings on insurance premiums, while opponents underline the threat to privacy and even forecast increased premiums; CarInsuranceCalculator.info wraps up and issues a survey to ask consumers how much do they value their privacy. The initiative by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) would require all cars manufactured after August next year to…

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Auto insurance news for Ford Fusion drivers is good

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The vehicle has just achieved an important milestone for its manufacturer and its drivers. Ford has just been given an important boost by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which has just rated the 2013 Fusion and Fusion Hybrid the top vehicle safety rating, which is great news for both the manufacturer and the drivers who must pay for the auto insurance to cover it. Ford has issued a press release in which it has expressed its pride in the safety achievement of the vehicle. According to the global…

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Auto insurance rates could change with improved texting enforcement

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Federal grants are assisting authorities to crack down on illegal cell phone behaviors behind the wheel. Drivers who have been able to get away with texting behind the wheel because it is easy to dodge the enforcement of laws against the dangerous behavior, may now be fining that this is no longer the case, and getting caught will send their auto insurance premiums skyward. Hundreds of thousands of dollars in new federal grants are helping authorities to catch texting drivers the act. An analysis performed on quotes from the leading…

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Insurance news calls counterfeit air bags an “extreme safety risk”

Insurance news on counterfeit airbags

Thousands of drivers could be placing themselves and their passengers in danger. The Obama administration has been making insurance news in the auto industry with an announcement that the thousands of motorists that are currently on the roads in trucks and cars that have counterfeit airbags installed should take the step to replace them at their own expense. The reason is that these supposed safety devices can be very dangerous and replacing them could save lives. According to insurance news from officials at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA),…

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Auto insurance news features poor results from new cars

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Many are wondering why a certain type of crash test earns low stars for newer vehicles. In recent tests that are often considered by auto insurance companies in order to calculate premiums, only three out of eleven midsized luxury cars have earned a passing grade. This type of crash test involves a collision between the front corners of two vehicles. They are set up to mimic a potential head on collision, where the drivers have tried to avoid by swerving away. The results regarding the poor performance of these vehicles…

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New vehicle communications system could have an impact on the auto insurance industry

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Agency shows off new technology that could prevent accidents Roads in the U.S. may be getting more safe thanks to a new technology developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The agency demonstrated this new technology last week in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where a number of tests were held to showcase automotive safety and the safety features of certain vehicles. During the event, the agency showed how crashes could be avoided using a technology that allows vehicles to communicate to one another. The prospective benefits the technology could…

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Are voice controls in vehicles any safer than using a mobile handset?

Hands free doesn’t mean attention free. It’s becoming common knowledge that cell phone handsets cause drivers to become distracted, and an increasing number of states are prohibiting their use for talking, texting, and other activities while behind the wheel, but are the voice-controlled gadgets that have been replacing them any safer, or are they simply creating a new high-tech way to take focus away from the road? Some experts are now saying that it is equally dangerous to talk to a dashboard as it is to speak to a cell…

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Super Bowl party hosts should review their insurance ahead of the game

Though many hosts of Super Bowl parties think that the main thing they need to remember is to have enough to eat and drink, there is one thing that they may be forgetting, which is to review their insurance so that they know who is responsible should their guests drink and drive. According to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) as the host of a party, it is not only considered to be appropriate and thoughtful to guests to make sure that guests who will be drinking can either stay over…

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