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South Dakota Sees Uptick in Un-Belted Driver Deaths

The South Dakota Department of Public Safety says there has been a significant bump in the number of drivers who die because they crash while not wearing a seat belt this year. Public Safety Department Secretary Trevor Jones said that …

Electronics Enable Michigan Police to Check Vehicle Insurance Quickly

Police in Michigan are using an easy way to check whether a motor vehicle is properly insured. Starting last year, police got access to information on whether a vehicle is insured by running a license plate number through an in-car …

Electronic Proof of Insurance Accepted in Ohio Beginning March 23

Effective March 23, 2015, Ohio motorists will now be able to show proof of financial responsibility to traffic violations bureaus, courts, Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) and/or law enforcement through use of an electronic wireless communications device, the insurance department …

Iowa House Panel OKs Car Insurance Tracking Bill

People in Iowa with outdated car insurance would be monitored by a private company for compliance under a bill approved by a House panel. Members of a Ways and Means subcommittee approved the bill before sending it to a full …

Google Compare May Go Beyond Auto Insurance

The way Valen Analytics President and CEO Dax Craig describes it, Google’s move into insurance with Google Compare for auto insurance is an “all-aboard, wake-up-and-smell-the-coffee” call to the insurance industry. His words were simpler: “Game changer.” The complexity of what …

Compare.com Confirms Partnership with Google Insurance Comparison Site

Online auto insurance comparison site compare.com is now working with Google on its auto insurance compare and buy platform, Google Compare, in California. Andrew Rose, CEO of Virginia-based compare.com, said Google approached his company because it was having trouble attracting …

Safety Concerns Block Effort to Raise Interstate Speed Limit in Iowa

Iowa drivers will stay out of the fast lane for now, after lawmakers did not advance a bill that would have boosted the speed limit on interstate highways, bringing it in line with many nearby states. The bill sought to …

Penn. Man Accused of Buying Auto Insurance From Scene of Car Wreck

Authorities say a Pennsylvania man called an insurance company from a crash scene to buy auto coverage and later claimed his wreck happened after he got the policy. The Altoona Mirror reports that the insurance fraud charges filed this week …

XL Launches Primary Auto Product Line, Taps Miller to Lead

XL Group’s excess & surplus (E&S) insurance is adding primary auto capabilities to its product line and has added Andrew Miller as underwriting manager to lead this business. According to John Goodloe, president of XL Group’s E&S business, the company …

Google Compare for Car Insurance Has Arrived

Google Compare for car insurance was introduced on Thursday in California, “with more states to follow,” the tech giant said. “Google Compare for car insurance provides a seamless, intuitive experience for connecting with your customers online,” the company said in …