Auto insurance statistics show collisions are greater in states with legalized marijuana

Medical Marijuana Auto insurance statistics

The data is in and it’s not good news for the states that have legal pot, as car crashes are more common. Recent auto insurance statistics from an industry study has linked a spike in car accident claims with the legalization of recreational pot use. The findings are the result of a Highway Loss Data Institute analysis. The insurance research group reported an average 2.7 percent increase in crashes where marijuana is legal. Washington, Colorado and Oregon have all seen a considerable increase in their auto insurance statistics regarding traffic…

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Auto insurance claims drop with Honda collision warning system

honda auto insurance

Research has shown that this safety feature is making a difference in reducing filings on policies. The Honda Accord has just received a bit of a pat on the back from the auto insurance industry as new data has been released to show that its forward collision and lane departure warning system is helping to reduce the number of claims that are made in these luxury vehicles. This data has been released with an analysis that was conducted by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI). The results of the HLDI…

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Auto insurance industry identifies vehicles that cause the most injuries

2012 Toyota Yaris - Auto Insurance Report

A recent study has shown the makes and models of the cars in which the most people are hurt. The results of an auto insurance industry report have just been released and have named the vehicles in which the largest number of injuries are experienced when they are involved in a crash. This data showed that the Toyota Yaris had the highest number of injuries per accident. The information used for the research was obtained from the Highway Loss Data Institute, which looked at the auto insurance data for vehicles…

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Highway Loss Data Institute study results show hybrid cars safer in accidents

The results of an insurance institute study have been released, showing that hybrid vehicles have a safety level that is 25 percent higher for drivers and passengers than traditional cars in the case of an accident. The study also showed that they are more dangerous when pedestrians are involved in the accident. Hybrid vehicles operate on both internal combustion and electric motors. The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) report showed that as their batteries increase their weight by an average of 10 percent, hybrid cars have an extra level of…

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Cadillac Escalade tops the HLDI’s list for the fourth year as most likely to be stolen

For the fourth year in a row, the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) has placed the Cadillac Escalade at the top of its list of vehicles that are most likely to be stolen. The institute has based its rankings on the claims data from auto insurance companies from 2008 and 2009. According to the HLDI, among the vehicles holding the top ten positions with the highest frequency of theft, eight are large vehicles from Ford or General motors, including trucks and SUVs. The remaining two on the list are different…

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