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Arizona Senate Votes to Raise Minimum Auto Liability Insurance

The Arizona Senate approved a bill to raise the minimum amount of liability coverage drivers are required to carry on auto insurance policies, a proposal backers say is needed to protect accident victims from loss. The bill by Sen. Kate …

Maine Lawmaker Wants to Block Car Insurance Hikes Based on Age

A Maine state senator is looking to protect senior citizens in the state from having car insurance rates go up because of their ages. Sen. Bill Diamond, a Windham Democrat, says his bill follows up on insurance giant Progressive’s attempt …

The Path to Let Rideshare Companies into Alaska Not So Smooth

The drive to allow rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft to operate in Alaska has hit speed bumps. The bill, from Sen. Mia Costello, R-Anchorage, faces opposition from taxi companies worried the entrance of rideshare groups will drive down wages …

Arizona Bill to Axe Required Auto Glass Coverage Appears Dead

Arizona drivers used to paying nothing when their car windshields are cracked or shattered by rocks appear likely to keep the insurance coverage for at least another year. That’s because an effort by insurance companies to remove a requirement that …

California Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Allow Later Last Call Times

Closing times at bars in California could go later if proposed legislation there gets passed. The bill proposed by state Sen. Scott Wiener, a Democrat who represents San Francisco, would let municipalities set their own last call times. The Los …

Traffic, Crashes Increase on Aging Ohio River Bridge

A bridge that carries highway traffic across the Ohio River near Cincinnati has been serving tens of thousands more vehicles a day than it was designed to handle. Time and traffic are wearing on the Brent Spence Bridge, which is …

RRS to Address Auto Coverage Gap Through Xpress Autoguard Program

Reliance Risk Solutions (RRS), the high net worth personal insurance division of Appalachian Underwriters, has developed a new program to address the coverage gap for many personal and commercial automobile policies with regard to physical damage loss settlement. RRS’s Xpress …

Driver Course in Illinois Offers Help for Teens With Attention Disorder

Chicago, Ill.-area students with attention deficit disorder are getting special attention when they learn to drive. The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reported a Chicago-based group called Behind the Wheel with ADHD is training driving instructors, including those at Lombard-based Top …

8 Cars Burn, 7 People Treated after Parking Fire at California’s Disneyland

A fire broke out in Disneyland’s main parking structure that burned eight cars and caused seven people to be treated for smoke inhalation, authorities said. No foul play was suspected but authorities haven’t given a cause for the blaze at …

Wisconsin Police Officers Targeting Aggressive Drivers

Police across Wisconsin have ramped up efforts to stop aggressive driving by writing more speeding tickets. The strategy is appearing to work, as citations increased nearly 7 percent in 2015, to more than 172,000, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. Before …