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Insurer Group Hammers Claim that California Prop 103 Saved Drivers Billions

The insurance industry is taking exception to a new report commemorating the 30th anniversary of one of California’s primary auto insurance laws that claims the law has saved drivers billions of dollars. The Consumer Federation of America reported on Wednesday …

Remnants of Tropical Storm Causes Flooding, Traps Arizona Cars

Remnants of a tropical storm drenched parts of the desert Southwest this week, trapping some drivers on swamped streets of Phoenix, Ariz. as authorities prepared for possible flash flooding in the state, central Utah and elsewhere. Rosa, a hurricane that …

Big Increase in Pedestrian Fatalities in Hawaii

The state Department of Transportation says pedestrian fatalities have increased by 525 percent from the same time last year. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported 25 pedestrians have died as of Sept. 13 this year compared with four deaths last year in …

Spike in New Mexico Traffic Deaths in August

New Mexico saw a spike in traffic fatalities in August as a deadly crash involving a passenger bus and a semi-trailer killed nine people. Preliminary data compiled by the state Transportation Department and the University of New Mexico shows more …

Curbing Teens’ Distracted Driving Focus of Oklahoma Initiative

Several state agencies in Oklahoma, including the insurance department, are working together on an initiative to curtail distracted driving among teenagers. Oklahoma law bans texting and driving but despite that, there’s evidence that young drivers in the state are the …

Northern California Wildfire Rages, Abandoned Trucks Litter Highway

An explosive wildfire closed down dozens of miles of a major California freeway only weeks after a nearby blaze that left neighborhoods in ruins and killed eight people. The Delta Fire erupted Wednesday afternoon and within hours had devoured nearly …

Police: 4 Hurt in Texas Motorcycle Collision Caused by Dropped Cellphone

West Texas police say four people were injured in a traffic accident after a passenger riding a motorcycle tried to pick up her cellphone after dropping it on the road. The El Paso Times reports that a passenger on a …

New Task Force to Address High Auto Insurance Rates Louisiana

A new task force created to investigate the high cost of auto insurance in Louisiana held its first meeting on Aug. 21, the Louisiana Department of Insurance reports. The Louisiana High Auto Rates Task Force was formed by Insurance Commissioner …

Texas Parking Garage Collapse Damages Dozens of Cars

Two sections of a suburban Dallas parking garage have collapsed five hours apart, sending vehicles and rubble onto other vehicles below. Assistant Fire Chief Jack Taylor said there appeared to be no injuries in the initial 11:30 a.m. collapse on …

I’m moving. What about my stuff? Part 2.

Last week, we talked about how my move impacts my renters insurance. If you missed that one, you can read it here. We still need to talk about what happens while it’s on the move. Now that I’m thinking about …