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Idaho Car Crash Caused by Burned Armpit Hair?

A SUV full of teenagers crashed in Idaho after one of the passengers lit the driver’s armpit hair on fire with a lighter, authorities said Wednesday. All five young people in the Ford Bronco were hurt in the crash Sunday …

Texas’ Oil Boom Counties See Rise in Traffic Deaths

Vehicle crash deaths are significantly up in parts of Texas where oil and gas production is booming the most. The Houston Chronicle reports that deaths rose more than 50 percent in the West Texas counties located on the Permian Basin. …

Report from California Agency Looks at Millennials, Baby Boomers

Millennials are driving a greater need for a more flexible auto insurance market, while Baby Boomers are proving new opportunities for independent agents, according to a study from a general agency headquartered in San Diego, Calif. A study from Personable General …

Philadelphia Insurance Vindicated in YouTube Bugatti Crash Case

Philadelphia Insurance Companies said it’s been vindicated in its investigation and denial of a fraudulent claim filed by an East Texas motorist for the 2009 crash of his Bugatti Veryon, following his guilty plea this week in the case United …

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 …