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California Commissioner Issues Auto Collision Repair Regulations

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones issued new Auto Collision Repair Labor Rate Survey Regulations that he said will increase consumer protections when a damaged vehicle is repaired. The California Department of Insurance over the last several years has worked on …

Increased Border Security in Texas Yields Bumper Crop of Traffic Tickets

A new border security approach promoted by the Texas Department of Public Safety has yielded at least one result: a bumper crop of traffic tickets. Traffic stops in Starr and Hidalgo counties on the Texas-Mexico border accounted for nearly 8 …

Uber Looking to Begin Service in Wyoming for First Time

The ridesharing service Uber is looking to begin service in Wyoming, one of the few states where it’s not yet doing business. Wyoming law will need to be changed before ridesharing services may operate in the state. State lawmakers say …

Oklahoma Commissioner to Ride Along with Troopers to Stress Highway Safety

The Oklahoma Insurance Department announced that Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak will ride along with Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) troopers to raise awareness of highway safety laws. Commissioner Doak wants to make sure drivers are moving over for emergency vehicles, …

Colorado Will Test out Digital Driver Licenses in 2-Year Pilot Program

Colorado will test digital licenses for drivers in a two-year pilot program. The Gazette reported Gemalto Inc. was awarded $2 million in August from the U.S. Commerce Department to make a driver license mobile application for Colorado, Idaho, Maryland and …

Jones: Undocumented License Law in California May Have Led to UM Drop

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced today that Assembly Bill 60, a law which provided driver’s licenses to those who could not submit proof of legal presence in the U.S., may have led to a modest decrease in the number …

Pennsylvania Drivers Third Most Likely in U.S. to Have Deer-Related Accidents

Figures compiled by State Farm Insurance show that Pennsylvania drivers are the third most likely of motorists in any state to have a collision with a deer, having a one in 67 chance of a deer-related accident. With this in …

Insurance Council: Texas Leads Nation in Vehicle/Animal Collisions

Texas has twice as many motorists killed in vehicles colliding with wild animals than any other state, the Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) reports. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), more than 5,000 vehicle/animal crashes occur annually …

Immigrant License Applications in New Mexico Slow as Cutoff Approaches

The number of immigrants seeking driver’s licenses in New Mexico has slowed but remains on pace to reach a four-year high as a deadline approaches to comply with federal ID requirements, according to a review by The Associated Press. Data …

Autumn Clock Change Raises Evening Accident Risk by 30%: UK Telematics Study

The risk of U.K. drivers having an accident in the month following the clocks changing at the end of October* increases by 10 percent, according to Insure The Box, the telematics car insurance provider. And if they are driving between …