Auto Insurance News You May Have Missed Week of Mar 17th 2014

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Texting While Driving: A Killer of Teen Drivers
Texting while driving (TWD) is SIX times more dangerous than driving while intoxicated (DWI).

Source: CDN Communities Digital News
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Study: Auto Insurance Rates Up 3%
Car and homeowners insurance climbed in almost every state in 2013, with Michigan having the biggest jump for auto coverage and Oklahoma for home protection, according to a new report.

Source: Fox Business
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Using the DMV Point System to Lower Your Auto Insurance Rates
Living in California definitely has its perks — great beaches, amazing weather, and beautiful coastlines are just a few of them.

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Auto Clubs Back Bill to Give Car Owners Control of Their Onboard Data
California’s two giant automobile clubs on Tuesday unveiled legislation that they said would give car owners control over a wide range data streaming from their vehicles.

Source: LA Times
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Chrysler Orders Rare Dodge Vipers to Scrap Heap
It was bad news for students and faculty at South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) in Olympia, Washington – their prized 1992 Dodge Viper SRT (believed to be the fourth Viper ever made and one of the first hardtops) is living on borrowed time—two weeks to be exact.

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Drivers for Ride-App Services Accused of Fraud
Drivers for app-based ride services increasingly commit insurance fraud, a San Francisco assistant district attorney told state regulators on Friday.

Source: SF Gate
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Obama Signs Flood Insurance Bill into Law
President Barack Obama today signed into law the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014, which effectively reverses changes Congress made less than two years ago that drove up insurance rates in Florida and other states.

Source: Tampa Bay
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Celebrate The Life of Cesar Chavez
The life of Cesar Chavez is celebrated on March 31, and Cesar Chavez Day is an official state holiday in California, Colorado and Texas.

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MetroMile Rolls Out Connected Driving Platform to Illinois
The Company said customers who sign up for MetroMile will receive access to the full set of services designed to save drivers time and money, including MetroMile’s free Metronome device and mobile app, and a “democratic” insurance option – the nation’s only pay-per- mile auto insurance policy.

Source: Insurance News Net
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Fascinating Facts About the Spring Equinox
This year, the first day of spring, also called the spring or vernal equinox, is March 20 at 9:57 A.M. PDT. The word equinox comes from the Latin words meaning “equal night.”

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A National Highway Transportation Safety Administration study done in 2012 informs us that TWD is also more dangerous than driving while high on marijuana.