Insurance Institute for Highway Safety wants better rear seat upgrades from automakers

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The non-profit is calling for vehicle makers to improve the restraint systems in the back seats of cars. A new report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety showed that the non-profit feels backseat safety restraints are underperforming. The organization is calling for automakers to step up and improve the restraint systems in the back seats of their vehicles. The institute conducted a study that found that rear seat safety is not keeping up with that of front seats. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducted a study, the results…

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New study reveals 2019 cheapest cars to insure…and the most expensive

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Consumers looking for the vehicle that will generate the lowest premiums are paying attention. Regardless of your driving record, your risk profile and where you live, the difference between the cheapest cars to insure and the costliest can be staggering. The wrong vehicle choice can skyrocket the amount a driver pays every month in premiums. There are many factors that determine the cheapest cars to insure. While it’s easy to assume that the least expensive vehicles will also be the least expensive to cover, that’s not always the case. Indeed,…

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Snowmobile theft rates are highest in Alaska, says National Insurance Crime Bureau

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A national crime statistic analysis showed three parts of the state experienced the most reports in the country. The National Insurance Crime Bureau conducted an analysis of snowmobile theft reports across the United States. What they determined was that three regions in Alaska saw more thefts of these machines than anywhere else in the country. There were 128 snowmobiles stolen in Alaska from 2015 through 2018; 8 percent of the U.S. total. Anchorage, Alaska saw the highest rate of snowmobile theft in the United States. Throughout the span of time…

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Detroit Mayor Duggan’s auto insurance lawsuit moving to federal court

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Mike Duggan’s fight against high premiums has taken its next step upward in the legal system. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan’s auto insurance lawsuit is still continuing as the fight has now moved to a federal court. The suit has to do with the exceptionally high car insurance rates in Michigan. Drivers in Michigan pay some of the highest car insurance premiums in the entire country. Motorists have been hoping that Duggan’s auto insurance lawsuit would provide them with some relief. The suit was initially filed last year with even state…

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Allstate CEO Tom Wilson says ridesharing will upend the auto insurance industry

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Ride hailing and car sharing programs have changed transportation and are now changing coverage. Allstate CEO Tom Wilson explained that the auto insurance industry should expect some substantial changes due to ridesharing companies. These services have altered the way that vehicles are used so that they are no longer defined by auto products. The interview was reported from CES 2019 by a Cheddar article. In it, the Allstate CEO underscored the change ride hailing and car sharing services have made to personal transportation. That said, traditional auto insurance products don’t…

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Lawsuit accuses Wells Fargo of having known of auto insurance program flaws

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A class action lawsuit asserts that the bank’s executives were warned about the problems. A class action lawsuit now accuses Wells Fargo executives of having been warned several years ago that the auto insurance program could have been overcharging car loan customers. A judge released this complaint earlier this week, at a time when Wells Fargo faces legal sanctions. The bank is in the midst of dealing with legal sanctions applied against it after it forcibly enrolled approximately two million of its customers in a special auto insurance program. This…

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Detroit Mayor Duggan files no-fault auto insurance rate lawsuit against Michigan

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The popular local politician is looking to the courts in an attempt to lower skyrocketing premiums. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan has sued the state of Michigan over no-fault auto insurance rates. The lawsuit is part of an ongoing strategy to try to reduce the premiums paid by drivers in his city and across the state. The state has previously tried and failed to overhaul its extremely costly car insurance system. At the moment, the Michigan no-fault auto insurance system is keeping rates higher for drivers in the state than anywhere…

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