AAA and IBA work together to promote roadside safety

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The American Automobile Association and the Illinois Broadcasters Association have teamed up. The American Automobile Association (AAA) and the Illinois Broadcasters Association (IBA) have joined forces in a new roadside safety effort. Their goal is to increase awareness of the risk and encourage drivers to slow down and move over. The strategy the AAA and IBA are hoping to achieve is to remind motorists to “do the right thing” for roadside safety. By slowing down and moving over, they improve the chances of avoiding unnecessary tragedies on the side of…

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6 most common causes of car accidents

6 most common causes of car accidents

Every year thousands of car accidents occur throughout the United States. In many cases, motor vehicle accidents have terrible consequences for everyone involved, such as severe injuries, loss of earnings, devastating material losses, etc. Although some auto accidents cannot be prevented, if drivers are aware of the most common causes of car accidents, they may be able to avoid a collision that ends up being fatal. Now, if you were involved in a car accident due to the negligence of another driver, you may be entitled to compensation for your…

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Parents believe their teen drivers are safe on the road

Teen Drivers - Young Woman Driving Truck

A new Allstate survey showed that despite worries about distracted driving parents believe in their kids. A recent survey conducted by Allstate Insurance showed that 42 percent of parents of teen drivers assume their kids are safe behind the wheel. Those four in ten parents don’t regularly talk to their kids about the subject of safe driving. Allstate used the last week of October to help teenage drivers to promote discussions about safe driving. Based on the results of the survey and what was learned during National Teen Driver Safety…

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Allstate Drivewise app works to reduce teen distracted driving

Allstate Drivewise - Distracted Driving - Man using phone in car

Adolescent drivers have a fatal crash rate per mile driven nearly three times greater than that of adults. In the hopes of reducing the risks associated with teen distracted driving, the Allstate Drivewise app is aimed at keeping focus on the road. The fatal crash risks among adolescent drivers are significantly higher than they are among adult motorists. Allstate Insurance is hoping to reduce the impact of “The 100 Deadliest Days” that happen each year. Among 16 to 19 year olds, the fatal crash rate per mile drive is almost…

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Louisiana car insurance rates are getting higher this year

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Premiums for auto coverage are rising across the country but this state has particular issues causing a spike. Drivers in nearly every state are watching their premiums rise this year and, due to unique conditions in the state, Louisiana car insurance rates are rising significantly. In fact, the current environment in the state is making sure auto policies are among the most expensive in the U.S. Upon hearing the news of the rate hikes, drivers in the state have expressed significant frustration. Local papers reporting on the Louisiana car insurance…

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State Farm auto insurance losses are higher than ever before

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The insurer lost more money on car policies throughout 2016 than it has in its almost century-long existence. State Farm auto insurance lost more money providing drivers with coverage in 2016 than they have in any other year since its creation 95 years ago. All told, the insurance company lost about $7 billion within the vehicle coverage segment of its business. State Farm auto insurance is by far the biggest vehicle insurer in the United States. It received $35.8 billion in claims and adjustment expenses in 2016. That total, in…

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Motorcycle safety program goes into effect in Newport Beach today

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Police will be working to increase their efforts to keep riders and other road users safe. The Newport Beach Police are adding an additional officer to the streets as of today. The goal is to implement a motorcycle safety program that will focus on keeping riders safe. This is a component of a grant-funded program meant to decrease the number of motorcycle crash injuries. The motorcycle safety program isn’t exclusive to Newport Beach. There will be other police departments throughout the region that will be using grants to enhance rider…

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