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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 …

Michigan Auto Repair Bill Passed Without Original Parts Requirement

The state Senate has given final approval to a bill that would affect auto parts at Michigan repair shops. The Senate approved the House version of the legislation. It’s now headed to Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk without a requirement that …

New Mexico Immigrant Driver’s Licenses Jump Before Law Change

The number of immigrants seeking driver’s licenses in New Mexico surged during the first three months of the year as lawmakers debated changes to a long-contested policy that allowed for those living in the country illegally to obtain licenses, according …

California Senate OKs Bill to Avert License Suspensions for Minor Offenses

The California Senate on Tuesday passed legislation by state Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, that stops the automatic suspension of driver’s licenses for people who fail to appear in court on minor traffic offenses or fail to pay fines for …

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 …