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UK Car Premiums Rise by 16% to $949 with More Pain Ahead: Willis Towers Watson, Confused.com

U.K. car insurance premiums rose 1.8 percent in the first quarter of 2017, with motorists now paying an average of £781 ($949), which is £110 ($134), or 16 percent, higher than average premiums paid in the same period last year, …

MAPFRE Insurance to Provide Coverage for Massachusetts Rideshare Drivers

In an important move aimed at protecting Massachusetts drivers, MAPFRE Insurance will be among the first insurers in the state to offer gap coverage to auto insurance policyholders using their personal cars to drive for rideshare companies like Uber and …

Little Rock, Arkansas, Now Offers DWI Sobriety Court Option

Little Rock, Ark., has started a sobriety court program that treats certain people charged with driving while intoxicated. The yearlong intensive program allows “hardcore DWI offenders” to choose that option instead of serving jail time, heavy fines and community service …

Colorado State Patrol Crack Down to Increase Driver Safety in Rural Areas

The Colorado State Patrol is cracking down on drivers in the state’s rural areas who are caught behind the wheel without a seat belt. The Denver Post reported the increased enforcement in rural Colorado started Monday and ends Saturday. Colorado Department …

Mother And Son in California Sentenced for Auto Insurance Fraud Scheme

A California mother and son were sentenced for auto insurance fraud. Henrietta Silva, 71, and her son, Peter Silva, 42, were sentenced in the San Diego Superior Court after submitting multiple fraudulent auto insurance claims. Henrietta Silva was sentenced to …

Uber Vehicle Striking Washington Gas Pump Resulted in Fiery Explosion

A gas pump burst into flames after being struck by a vehicle in service for Uber in Seattle, Wash. The result was a fiery explosion that was caught on surveillance video. KOMO reported the crash involved an Uber driver carrying …

Toledo, Ohio, to Allow Golf Carts on Downtown Streets

An Ohio city is going to allow golf carts and other low-speed vehicles on downtown streets and two residential neighborhoods. Toledo’s city council approved the plan and, starting in April, drivers who are at least 16 and hold a valid …

Amid Tight State Budget, Wisconsin Towns Converting Blacktop Roads to Gravel

Officials in small Wisconsin towns say construction costs and budget cuts in the state government have caused them to convert their blacktop roads to gravel. State funding for local governments in the form of municipal aid has been cut over …

Kansas Traffic Fatalities Increased by 22% in 2016

Kansas recorded a 22 percent increase in traffic fatalities in 2016 compared with the previous years and some experts say the blame falls on drivers who are looking at their phones instead of the road. Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Chad …

Many Ontario Drivers Don’t Recognize Insurance Fraud’s Effects on Premiums

A recent survey of Ontario, Canada drivers raises concerns about their ability to recognize, and therefore reject and report, auto insurance fraud. The survey conducted by Ipsos for the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) asked a series of questions to gauge drivers’ knowledge and …