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UK Car Insurance Premiums Expected to Be Volatile in 2022: Survey

The cost of a comprehensive car insurance policy in Britain is expected to be volatile this year, after rising 5% in the final quarter of 2021 as more drivers took to roads on easing COVID-19 curbs, a survey showed on …

California DMV Reevaluating Approach to Regulating Tesla’s Public Self-Driving Test

California is reevaluating Tesla Inc’s Full Self-Driving test program, to determine if the electric-car maker’s software should fall under its motor vehicle department’s autonomous vehicle regulations, the Los Angeles Times reported on Tuesday. FSD is an advanced driver assistance system …

Virginia Raises Minimum Auto Insurance Limits

Virginia has increased the liability insurance coverage required for vehicles in Virginia. The new law applies to vehicle insurance policies issued or renewed on or after January 1, 2022. On January 1, 2025, requirements will again change under the new …

Unfinished Business Awaits California Lawmakers

California lawmakers are flush with money and unfinished business from last year as they returned to the state Capitol on Monday, but they head into an election year rife with uncertainty due to the redrawing of legislative districts after the …

Top 10 West Insurance Journal Stories of 2021

Wildfires dominated headlines once again in Insurance Journal’s West region. Stories on wildfires in California, as well as efforts to aid homeowners affected by the fallout of several years of severe drought and massive wildfires, were among the most read …

Worcester County District Attorney Partners with Insurance Fraud Bureau

The Office of Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. in Worcester, Massachusetts is continuing its partnership with the Insurance Fraud Bureau to eliminate insurance fraud in an effort that helps reduce automobile insurance premiums for all drivers. Early’s …

California Halts Pony.Ai’s Driverless Testing Permit After Accident

A California regulator on Monday said it has suspended a driverless testing permit for startup technology firm Pony.ai following an accident – the first time it has issued such a suspension. On Oct. 28, a Pony.ai vehicle operating in autonomous …

Study: No Intentional Racial Bias in Washington Patrol Traffic Stops

A study from Washington State University found no intentional racial bias in traffic stops by the Washington State Patrol, however it noted disparities in traffic stops involving Black and Hispanic drivers. KOMO reports the study conducted by WSU’s Division of …

California Man Arraigned on 14 Counts of Insurance Fraud in ‘Paper Collision’ Scheme

Farrukh Hussain, 37, of Eastvale, California, was arraigned on 14 felony counts of insurance fraud after allegedly stealing consumers’ identities to file 14 fraudulent insurance claims with six different insurance companies using a “paper collision” scheme – meaning most of …

How Personal Lines Insurance Sector Will Fare in 2022

Thanks in part to higher surplus levels and favorable risk-adjusted capitalization at the start of 2021, the U.S. personal lines insurance segment has managed to navigate the challenges of this year including above-average catastrophe activity, a return to pre-pandemic frequency …