Auto insurance news features poor results from new cars

Auto insurance crash tests results

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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Chevrolet Volt continues to receive top marks for crash safety from insurers

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) continues to stand by its decision to give the Chevrolet Volt the title of Top Safety Pick, regardless of a probe by the federal government that examined the post-crash fires. That said, it doesn’t mean that the Volt is off the hook quite yet. The IIHS says that it has found that this issue can occur when the vehicle has been in a serious crash. According to Russ Rader, a spokesperson for IIHS, this discovery won’t change its ratings for crash testing. Rader…

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“Click It or Ticket” leads to 12,000 North Carolina tickets in just two weeks

The transportation department secretary of North Carolina has reported that police within that state have issued over 12,223 tickets within the last two weeks as a result of the “Click It or Ticket” campaign. The N.C. police have cited both drivers and passengers for violations of seat belt and child passenger safety laws since the campaign began at the end of May. Gene Conti, the transportation secretary, stated that all of these tickets were issued throughout the span of the campaign which ran from May 23 through June 5. Beyond…

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