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New Hampshire Encourages Proper Coverage for College Students This Fall

The New Hampshire Insurance Department is advocating that families sending students to college get the right insurance coverage for their children. “We recommend that when college students and their families prepare for the beginning of the school year, they discuss …

Protecting Vehicles from Cyberattacks Focus of U. of Arkansas Project

In 2015, two researchers remotely hacked a Jeep Cherokee being driven by a reporter who documented how the researchers controlled everything from the car’s radio and media console to its brakes and steering. For Dr. Shucheng Yu, an associate professor …

Louisiana Reminds Insurers of Flooded Vehicle Requirements

The Louisiana Department of Insurance has issued a reminder to insurance companies regarding the Certificate of Destruction title requirements for flooded vehicles. The department issued the bulletin following the federal declaration of disaster due to the recent massive flooding in Southeast …

Telematics Data Provides ‘Compelling’ Defense Evidence in UK Liability Trial

Telematics data was successfully used to defend a driver in a liability trial in England, according to Insure The Box Ltd., a telematics-based car insurer. The strength of the telematics data prove the policyholder’s case, in contrast to the third …

Many Buggy Accidents in Indiana Caused by Distracted Driving

Two recent crashes on the same road in Indiana’s Elkhart County highlight the dangers of distracted driving accidents involving motor vehicles and horse-drawn buggies. On May 29, a 17-year-old girl who rear-ended a buggy carrying an Amish couple and their …

Nevada Law Requires Nevada Motorists to Replace Plates Every 8 Years

Nevada motorists will have to replace their vehicle license plates every eight years. A bill approved by last year’s Legislature to address law enforcement agencies’ complaints about many plates being unreadable will go into effect July 1. Department of Motor …

Ohio Bill Targets Abusive Practices of Tow Truck Operators

An Ohio insurer trade groups says a bill introduced into the General Assembly would help rein in the predatory practices of some towing business operators in the state. The primary focus of House Bill 341, introduced by Reps. Ron Young …

13-Vehicle Pile Up, 1 Fatality in Texas Panhandle Dust Storm

Authorities say one traveler was killed and several were hurt in a 13-vehicle pileup during a dust storm in the Texas Panhandle. The Texas Department of Public Safety says the accident Wednesday night closed Interstate 40 near Conway, 30 miles …

Traffic Deaths Down in Hawaii Since 2012 DUI Towing Law Enacted

Hawaii Island has seen a decrease in traffic fatalities since the implementation of a county ordinance that permits the towing of vehicles driven by those driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported there were 38 …

Ohio Insurers Group: 11 Metro Areas in State See Decline in Auto Thefts

The Ohio Insurance Institute (OII) reported that 11 of the 15 Ohio metro areas (MSAs) in the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s (NICB) Hot Spots report show a decline in auto thefts between 2014 and 2015, based on auto theft rates. Based …