What to consider when shopping for auto gap insurance

Auto gap insurance, also sometimes known as “totaled insurance” is a form of vehicle coverage that protects the loan amount of your car, SUV, van, or truck, in the case that it should be totaled, so that you will be sure to receive its actual cash value in order to replace it. This form of coverage is virtually always required when a new car is being purchased, as the value of that vehicle depreciates starting the moment that it is driven out of the dealership. Many leased vehicles also require…

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Auto Insurance Access announces grand opening of its industry news and top quotes website

Auto Insurance Access (autoinsuranceaccess.com) has announced the grand opening of its new website that provides consumers with the latest news from the industry, helpful information, and the best quotes from the top insurers. One of the biggest struggles faced by consumers and businesses alike as they search for auto insurance, is making sure that they are informed about what is available to them and that they have the tools that they need to use their knowledge to choose the right coverage for their needs from among the various quality policies…

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Problem with teen drivers underlined in Florida auto insurance court case

According to Online Auto Insurance, an appeals court in Florida has recently ruled on a case that began with a crash which involved four adolescents and “some horseplay,” and that underlines the types of behaviors that cause car insurers to charge teen motorists higher rates. The case began with a circumstance where a passenger had been repeatedly reaching across to the driver’s side to honk the horn and take hold of the steering wheel of his girlfriend’s car while she was driving it. Both of these individuals were 17 years…

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Nationwide Insurance addresses modernization with N.C. Legislative Research Commission

Lee Morton, the regional vice president for North Carolina at Nationwide Insurance addressed the N.C. Legislative Research Commission Joint Study Committee on Automobile Insurance Modernization regarding the improvement of rate systems. He talked about the competitive, strong, healthy, diverse, and low-cost system for auto insurance that is already present within the state and identified concerns about the impact that changing the system could have on the state’s motorists. Morton explained that the insurance system in the state is currently fair to all motorists and provides consumers with protection against rate…

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Parent’s Supervised Driving Guide launched by Safe Roads Alliance, Safety Insurance, and the Mass RMV

Top home, auto, and commercial insurer in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, Safety Insurance, has announced that it is working with the nonprofit organization, Safe Roads Alliance, which works to promote driving safety, to offer The Parent’s Supervised Driving Guide with the support of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Registry of Motor Vehicles (Mass RMV). Safety Insurance and Safe Roads Alliance have created the program in their combined effort to better the awareness and education of drivers in Massachusetts by offering a free resource to guardians and parents of the recipients…

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Tips for driving safety in the winter for teens and other new drivers

Every year there are more cars on the roads, meaning that every winter becomes a little bit more treacherous, especially when extreme weather is thrown into the mix. These road conditions can bring about some very unexpected and frightening situations for even the most experienced drivers, let alone the new ones such as teens. Therefore, without experience for guidance, it is important to learn good quality tips to help to avoid accidents. Review the following every year before heading out into inclement weather: • Prepare the vehicle – change to…

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New study shows New Year’s Eve is worst holiday for teen drinking and driving

A new study performed by Liberty Mutual Insurance and SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) has shown that New Year’s Eve is the holiday on which teens are most likely to drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, despite the fact that they believe that it is the most dangerous driving night of the year. The survey included the participation of almost 2,300 students in the eleventh and twelfth grades. When those who were drivers were asked about the degree of danger they believe is associated with certain events…

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