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Oregon Crashed Caused by Man Holding Breath in Tunnel

A 19-year-old man caused a three-car crash when he fainted while holding his breath as he drove through a tunnel northwest of Portland, Oregon State Police said. Daniel J. Calhon, of Snohomish, Washington, told investigators he fainted Sunday afternoon while …

Wrong-Way Wrecks Warrant Prevention Discussions in Arizona

Arizona highway safety and transportation officials are trying to figure out how to curb wrong-way accidents on Arizona highways. The third such fatal head-on accident the Phoenix area in a week killed two people early Sunday. Five other people died …

Illinois Senate Passes Ride Share Legislation

The Illinois Senate this week passed legislation requiring app-based ridesharing companies’ primary insurance be in affect the entire time the app is turned on. House Bill 4075 passed 46 to 8 and establishes regulations for transportation network companies that are …

$2.7B Highway Spending Plan Unveiled in Iowa

Iowa’s preliminary five-year highway spending plan includes more than $900 million for state-owned bridges and more than $1.2 billion for enhanced safety features and upgrades on state highways. The Des Moines Register reported the Iowa Transportation Department unveiled the estimated …

Bill Allowing Insurers to Drop Drivers Axed by Arizona’s Brewer

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would have allowed insurance companies to drop drivers from their coverage if their car was driven mostly out of the state. The bill would have affected college students and snow birds …

Analysis: No Rise in Car Crashes in N.J. Despite End of Safety Checks

New Jersey has not seen a rise in crashes caused by vehicle malfunctions since it stopped motor vehicle safety inspections in 2010. An analysis by The Record newspaper found vehicle malfunctions accounted for roughly 2 percent of all yearly accidents. …

Ohio Man Sentenced for Theft in $9,000 Insurance Fraud Case

Ohio Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor announced that Cleveland resident John Deskins was sentenced to two years of probation in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court for theft in an insurance fraud case. Evidence gathered by the …

Another Auto Insurance Report for California

Another player has entered the ranks of organizations that deliver a report relating to auto insurance in California every year. The “2014 California Car Insurance Landscape Report” released on Tuesday is the first of many regular reports to come from …

Maine Insurance Bureau Announces New Online Auto, Homeowners Resources

Maine Governor Paul R. LePage and Insurance Superintendent Eric Cioppa recently announced that the Bureau of Insurance now offers new online resources for consumers who want to compare auto and homeowners insurance policies. Regulators said downloadable copies of policy forms …

R.I. Regulators: Insurers Must Pay ‘Fair Market Value’ for Total Loss Vehicles

Rhode Island’s Department of Business Regulation, Insurance Division, issued a bulletin Monday stating that pursuant to the state law, auto insurers must pay the “fair market value” for a vehicle that is declared a total loss. R.I. Gen. Laws § …