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Massachusetts Court Reminds Auto Insurers of Importance of Retail Book Value

A Massachusetts appeals court used a recent case to warn auto insurers that it is important to take retail book value into consideration early in the settlement process. While the court ruled in favor of defendant Massachusetts Homeland Insurance Company …

Mississippi House Passes Bill to Enforce Mandatory Auto Insurance Requirement

House members are approving a bill that would require county tax collectors to check whether Mississippians have auto insurance before renewing their license tags. Representatives voted 82-33 Jan. 11 to approve House Bill 319, sending it to the Senate for …

Oklahoma Lawmaker Wants More Focus on Repeat Drunk Drivers

An Oklahoma woman was killed in a traffic accident on New Year’s Eve caused by a drunk driver who had been cited several times previously for driving under the influence. Now, an Oklahoma state representative is calling for a stronger …

Ohio Supreme Court Takes Up Dayton Traffic Cameras Case

For the third time in less than a decade, the use of traffic cameras by Ohio cities is before the state Supreme Court. Attorneys for the city of Dayton are urging the justices to reject a law passed by the …

Uber Seeks to Help Cities Better Understand Traffic Patterns

San Francisco, Calif.-based Uber is offering a helping hand to some of the same city leaders it sometimes antagonizes with the aggressive way it runs its popular ride-hailing service. The assistance will come in the form of a free website, …

New Traffic Cameras Activated in New Orleans

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration says 55 new traffic cameras will begin photographing and fining speeders today. The revenue from the controversial cameras will be used to help close budget gaps in 2017, although Landrieu has said that’s not …

Utah Could Have Strictest DUI Limit in U.S. Under This Proposal

A state lawmaker wants to make Utah’s DUI threshold the strictest in the nation by lowering the blood-alcohol content limit to 0.05 percent. Though state numbers show alcohol-related driving deaths and DUI arrests are down in Utah, Rep. Norman Thurston …

Injury Crashes Involving Texting, Driving Decrease in Oklahoma

Oklahoma has seen a significant decrease in injury traffic accidents involving drivers distracted by an electronic device since a law banning texting and driving went into effect last year. Data from the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office show that injury crashes …

School Transit Company, Owner Charged with Insurance Fraud in Pennsylvania

A school transit company with a $2.4 million contract to provide rides to special needs students in a Pittsburgh-area charter school network has been charged with failing to properly insure some vehicles and hiring drivers with criminal records by ignoring …

Lawmakers OK Uber, Lyft to Operate in New Jersey

New Jersey lawmakers have given their OK to ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft. Lawmakers on Monday approved a measure to make the services legal. If approved by Republican Gov. Chris Christie, the measure would allow the state attorney general …