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Fewer Fatal Crashes on Wyoming Roads in 2016

Wyoming authorities say the number of people killed in crashes on state roads has decreased by more than half this year compared to the same time in 2015. The Casper Star-Tribune reported that there have been 18 fatal crashes on …

Louisiana House Again Advances License Plate Reader Bill

A week after rejecting a proposal to let law enforcement agencies automatically scan motorists’ license plates, a House committee has reversed course and backed the proposal that some called a money grab. The House criminal justice committee voted 8-3 to …

Louisiana Officials Tell Drivers Insured by Affirmative to Get New Coverage Now

Louisiana’s Office of Motor Vehicles reminds drivers whose vehicles are insured by Affirmative Insurance or Affirmative Casualty Insurance that they need to have new coverage by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday. Otherwise, says Commissioner Karen G. St. Germain, they could face a …

Half of Insurance Shoppers Giving Inaccurate Information

It seems there’s no shortage of financial dishonesty. Two recent surveys seem to indicate that many of us are perfectly willing to lie to save a few bucks. A survey of 2,115 American adults from NerdWallet released last month shows …

Hail Damage in North Texas Could Cost $300M in Car Repairs

Hailstorms that rolled through the Fort Worth, Texas, area last week could result in $300 million in vehicle repairs. Mark Hanna, a spokesman for the Insurance Council of Texas, estimated that 50,000 vehicles were damaged by the morning storms on …

Survey Shows Many Americans Fine with Lying to the IRS, or Their Insurer

Call it a “little green lie.” A number of Americans apparently find it acceptable to lie when there’s money at stake. A survey of 2,115 American adults from NerdWallet conducted in February shows a surprising number of people will fib …

Distracted Driving Crashes Increase in Wisconsin

The number of traffic crashes associated with distracted driving is on the rise in Wisconsin, including the number of fatal accidents. More than 24,000 crashes involving a distracted driver occurred in 2015, compared with nearly 22,200 crashes in 2014, USA …

Compare.com CEO Encouraged by Admiral Group’s Record 2015 Profit

Admiral Group plc on Thursday announced record profit for last year, and the CEO of one of its biggest brands is taking that as an endorsement of his popular online insurance shopping business model. Compare.com CEO Andrew Rose called out …

Conviction in Fatal Maryland Crash Reversed on Insurance Technicality

A West Virginia woman sentenced to a year in jail for a crash that killed a 5-year-old girl has had her conviction reversed because Maryland has no criminal penalty for drivers of uninsured, out-of-state vehicles. The Herald-Mail reports that Washington …

New York Classical Pianist Awarded $2.5M for Car Crash Injuries

A classical pianist from New York City who hurt his elbow in a car accident and can no longer play at the level he mastered has been awarded $2.5 million by a New Jersey jury. The award was against a …