No on Technology
“While there are occasional discussions with certain insurers and vendors, the department has no imminent plans to initiate usage-based rating factors.”
—Pat McConahay, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Insurance, which is opposed to expanding the technology that allows auto insurers to track their customers’ driving behavior and offer them lower premiums.
Yes on Technology
“Today is a big moment for automotive safety. This cutting-edge technology offers real promise for improving both the safety and efficiency of our roads. That is a winning combination for drivers across America.”
—U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, who joined elected officials and industry and community leaders on the University of Michigan campus to launch the second phase of the Safety Pilot, the largest road test to date of connected vehicle crash avoidance technology.
“The sex ed in Clovis high schools violates state law and gives inaccurate, biased information to students.”
—Phyllida Burlingame, Reproductive Justice Policy Director at the ACLU of Northern California, commenting on a suit by the American Civil Liberties Union that alleges the students’ health is being put at risk by the school failing to provide students with information about condoms and contraception.