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Seattle Mayor Warns of Uber Crackdown

Uber Technologies Inc. and other taxi services that let people summon drivers by smartphone might be shut down in Seattle if they don’t carry more insurance, Mayor Ed Murray said. “They have to start accepting a certain level of regulation,” …

Premium Cut, Medical Cap Included in Michigan Car Insurance Proposal

Michigan House Republicans have pitched a revised overhaul of the state’s auto insurance system that would cut premiums and curtail unlimited medical benefits for people catastrophically injured in crashes. Speaker Jase Bolger said the wide-ranging plan ensures drivers still have …

Breathalyzer Devices May Pop Up in Utah Bars

Bargoers weighing whether they’re sober enough to take the wheel could soon have a tool to help make that decision. Breathalyzers and similar devices could pop up in more bars across Utah under a coming proposal from Draper Republican Rep. …

Hawaiian Language Driver’s License Test Soon Available

Even though Hawaiian is one of the official languages of the state, Hawaii residents won’t be able to take driver’s license exams in the language until next month. The state Department of Transportation is preparing to make Hawaiian an exam …

Bill to Repeal New Mexico Immigrant Driver’s License Law Stalls

A bill that would have stopped New Mexico from granting driver’s licenses to most immigrants without proper documentation has stalled in the Legislature. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported the legislation could not overcome a tie vote Saturday afternoon among …

Towers Watson Releases Analytical Scoring Model for Auto Insurers

Towers Watson, a global professional services company, has launched DriveAbility 2.0 Score, a new analytical scoring model designed for the automobile insurance industry. DriveAbility 2.0 Score includes a GPS version with location-specific factors in the risk model and a non-GPS …

Insurer Group: Texas Auto, Homeowner Complaints at a Record Low

In 2013, Texas drivers and homeowners filed the fewest number of complaints against their insurance companies since the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) began keeping records, the Insurance Council of Texas reports. According to TDI’s Consumer Protection division, there was approximately …

Lawsuit Filed Against Uber in Death of Child in San Francisco

Uber Technologies Inc., the app- based, on-demand transportation service, was sued for wrongful death by the parents of a six-year-old child killed last month by a car linked to the company. The parents of Sofia Liu sued Uber and the …

Advocates Push for Driver’s Licenses for Illegal Immigrants in Mass.

The largest immigrant advocacy group in New England is again pushing lawmakers to support a bill that would allow foreign-born residents living in the country illegally to secure Massachusetts driver’s licenses. Massachusetts law currently requires immigrants seeking a driver’s license …

Felony DUI Bill Working in Washington Legislature

A Seattle man who lost his parents and whose wife and infant son were seriously injured last March by a drunken driver asked a Senate panel on Monday to pass a measure that would make it a felony charge to …