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Utah Drivers Lie About Medical Conditions to Keep Motoring, Officials Say

State officials say many Utah residents lie about their medical conditions so they can keep driving without restrictions. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the state relies on people to report medical conditions themselves, which creates a scenario where lying is …

Missouri Lawmakers Eliminate Funding for Sobriety Checkpoints

Missouri lawmakers effectively eliminated funding for sobriety checkpoints for the fiscal year that begins in July, a move by a core group of critical conservative Republicans that officials say could hinder or end the manpower-intensive practice in some areas of …

More than 100 Fatalities on Minnesota Highways This Year

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says more than 100 people have died on state roadways this year. The department’s Office of Traffic Safety says the grim milestone was reached this past weekend, but occurred later than last year when …

Parents Urged Not to Lie About Installation of Telematics Boxes in Cars

Insure The Box, the London-based black box car insurance provider, has urged parents to think twice about lying to their children about having a telematics box installed in their cars. Insure The Box was responding to recent on-air radio “confessions” …

Police: Vehicle Thefts in Bismarck, North Dakota, Doubled Last Year

Bismarck, N.D., police say the number of motor vehicle thefts more than doubled last year. A new report that compiles crime statistics for the city shows 309 vehicles were stolen in Bismarck last year, compared with 154 in 2015. Police …

Arkansas Woman Pleads Guilty in Fake U-Haul Crash Case

An Little Rock woman has negotiated a plea in an insurance fraud case involving a 2015 reported car accident involving a U-Haul rental vehicle and fraudulent insurance claims, Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr announced. According to the Arkansas Insurance Department, …

Uninsured Driver Bill Signed by Oklahoma Governor

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed legislation aimed at further reducing the number of uninsured drivers in Oklahoma. Senate Bill 115 transfers oversight of the Compulsory Insurance Online Verification System (OCIVS) for motor vehicle liability policies from the Department of …

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 …