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Oklahoma Senate Proposal Tackles Uninsured Drivers with DUIs

Oklahoma Sen. Ron Sharp has filed legislation to address the state’s high number of uninsured motorists especially those with DUI convictions. Senate Bill 260 would require an individual convicted of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) to have valid auto insurance on file …

Mercury in California Ordered to Pay $27.5M for Unapproved Broker Fees

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones ordered Mercury Insurance to pay a fine of $27.5 million because Mercury auto insurance consumers were allegedly charged unapproved broker fees. Mercury did not obtain Jones’ approval for the fees and so consumers paid more …

USAA to Offer Pilot Ridesharing Coverage in Colorado

USAA announced it will offer auto insurance coverage in Colorado that will protect ridesharing drivers from the moment their ridesharing mobile apps are turned on until they are matched with a passenger. The pilot program, which will begin in February, …

Crash Toll in Nebraska Likely to Hit 5-Year High

Nebraska’s highway safety administrator says the number of people who died in Nebraska crashes in 2014 likely will be the highest number in five years. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that as of the morning of Dec. 31, 2014, 221 …

N.J. Assembly Delays Vote on ‘Electronic’ Auto Insurance Bill

The New Jersey Assembly has delayed a vote on a measure that would allow drivers in New Jersey to use smart phones, computers or tablets to prove they carry auto insurance during traffic stops. The bill was due to be …

Vehicle Theft in California Down 48 Percent From Peak, Report Shows

The National Insurance Crime Bureau today released a historic look at vehicle theft in California that shows thefts dropped from a peak year in 1992 more than a 48 percent to 2013. California has the distinction of being the only …

Uber Launches Sans Oregon City’s Approval

The ridesharing app Uber has launched in Portland, Ore. without city approval. The app began working Friday at 5 p.m., and drivers were able to immediately begin offering rides, regional manager Brooke Stever said. “I don’t think we’re going against …

Wyoming Up Nearly Double So Far From Last Year

Nearly twice as many people have died on Wyoming highways so far this year compared with 2013. Wyoming Highway Patrol figures show that 135 people have died as of last week this year in highway crashes. At the same point …

Uber Cannot Operate in Nevada Pending Regulator Case

Uber Technologies Inc. was blocked from operating in Nevada by a judge in Reno after regulators succeeded in getting the case taken from a judge in Las Vegas who had refused the halt the mobile car-booking service. Nevada District Court …

Pothole Claims Up in Ohio This Year

More Ohio motorists are looking for repayment from the state for pothole damage to their cars, nearly tripling the number of claims filed in 2013. The Dayton Daily News reports nearly 300 pothole damage claims have been filed statewide so …