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Officials: Fewer Deaths on Missouri Roads

Traffic deaths on Missouri roads have been on a downward trend for nearly 10 years, and a highway patrol spokesman said the declining numbers are likely due to several factors that include education and road improvements. The number of traffic …

Desert, Central California Cities Have State’s Best Drivers: Report

Slow-paced, sprawling Visalia ranks first in California and seventh nationally as safest among the 200 largest U.S. cities in terms of car collision frequency. Allstate Insurance Co. on Tuesday released its 10th annual “Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report,” which contains new data rankings and …

Torrential Rains Bring Floods, Fires to Indiana

Residents in central and northern Indiana battled fire and water after torrential rains overnight caused widespread flooding on Aug. 22. Firefighters in northeastern Indiana were cut off from a blaze at an auto repair shop by three to five feet …

Delay in Connecticut DMV Website Snags Immigrant Licenses

A delayed start in Connecticut’s motor vehicles website is causing confusion among some immigrants over how to seek the state’s driver’s licenses. The Hearst Connecticut Media Group reports that the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles was to launch a website …

Louisiana AG Files Suit Against State Farm Over Auto Repair Practices

Alleging “a culture of unsafe business practices” in its handling of vehicle repairs, Louisiana’s attorney general has filed suit against insurance giant State Farm. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell’s lawsuit, filed Aug. 19 in the 19th Judicial Court in East Baton …

Insurance to Pay After North Dakota Senior Drives Through Fresh Cement

A road construction company says it will have to redo 50 feet of concrete on a Fargo street after a 78-year-old woman drove through fresh cement. The accident happened in a construction zone near 25th Street and Interstate 94. Authorities …

Severe Floods Overwhelm Detroit Area; Slow Vehicle Production

A woman died when her vehicle became stranded in 3 feet of water in suburban Detroit, after heavy rain across southeastern Michigan left many roads impassable. Fearing more motorists could become stranded a day after a storm dumped more than …

IRC: Uninsured Motorists a Perplexing, Pervasive Concern

A new report shows there hasn’t been much ground gained in the battle to reduce the number of uninsured motorists on the road, and there’s nowhere experts can point their fingers as an explanation of the pervasive problem. From a …

Louisiana State Police Now Selling Crash Photographs Online

The Louisiana State Police (LSP) announced it is now possible to order crash photographs online at www.lsp.org. To order, the driver’s or pedestrian’s first and last name, parish of the crash, and date of the crash must be provided. Fatality …

Oklahoma Regulators: 12-Year-Old Claim Payment Returned to Consumer

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak announced that the Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID) recently helped facilitate the reissuance of an insurance check to a consumer for an auto accident that occurred more than 12 years ago. The consumer, currently residing …