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Court in Arkansas Reverses Drunken Driving Conviction over Checkpoint

The Arkansas Supreme Court has overturned a man’s driving while intoxicated conviction, agreeing with the state Court of Appeals that it resulted from an unconstitutional sobriety checkpoint. Justices reversed Jeremy Whalen’s 2014 conviction that followed his arrest at an Arkansas …

Big Data Gathered by Twitter Monitoring Could Cut Premiums – and Erode Privacy

When people take to Twitter to comment on the great evening they enjoyed with good food and wonderful friends, reducing their monthly insurance bill is probably the last thing on their mind. But such tweets could help insurers to price …

Virginia Police Urge Caution When Making Post Hurricane Matthew Repairs

Virginia State Police are urging residents to be cautious as they repair their homes and vehicles that suffered damage during Hurricane Matthew. Officials with the State Police Insurance Fraud say residents should check with their insurance provider to make sure …

Citing Safety, Louisiana Transportation Agency Plans More Roundabouts

Louisiana’s transportation department has kicked off an ad campaign touting the safety benefits of the roundabout, those traffic circles that are cropping up more and more in the state. The three-week safety campaign began Monday and runs through Oct. 28. …

Kansas Traffic Fatalities in 2016 Up 16%

Kansas transportation officials say more than 300 people have died in traffic accidents this year, a 16 percent increase over the same period in 2015. Kansas Department of Transportation traffic safety manager Chris Bortz said there was a 25 percent …

‘Transportational Use’ Car Insurance Appeal on Michigan Supreme Court Docket

If you hurt yourself while pulling stuff from your car, should your insurance company be on the hook for the injuries? The Michigan Supreme Court is opening a new term this week with arguments in that case and many others, …

Pennsylvania Helps High School Students Better Understand Auto Insurance

Pennsylvania education secretary Pedro Rivera and Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller are focusing on helping high school students better understand car insurance. An interactive lesson titled “Insurance 101” was recently debuted for educators and students at Central Dauphin East High School …

Study: Arkansas Roads, Bridges Need $750M in Repairs

The aging transportation infrastructure in Arkansas needs $750 million to make critical repairs, according to a recent study that identified bridges in danger of collapse and once-paved roads that have been reduced to gravel paths. County judges, legislators and advocacy …

Poll Puts Another Dent in The Belief that Millennials Don’t Want to Drive

Another dent has emerged in the pervasive notion that millennials do not want cars. A survey commissioned by San Francisco, Calif.-based NerdWallet and released today shows that the majority of millennials polled who own a car do not regret their most recent …

Analysis: 21-Year-Old Drivers Most Ticketed in Ohio

A newspaper investigation has found that 21-year-olds received the most traffic citations out of any age group in Ohio, despite not being the most licensed drivers. The analysis by The Plain Dealer of more than 612,000 traffic tickets from the …