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Geico Must Pay $23M to Southern California Motorist

A jury has decided Geico Insurance must pay a Southern California man nearly $23 million in compensation and damages after the company unreasonably delayed paying out on a $400,000 damage claim. The injured driver, Omar Dauod, maintains the delayed payment …

The Reason You Only Need One Auto Policy

This weekend was really good one for one of my sons. He got the all-too-rare opportunity to go see his girlfriend (who lives almost 350 miles from us). They both work and go to school, so their time is super …

Rhode Island Monitoring App Could Save Drivers on Car Insurance

A new auto insurance company in Rhode Island is rewarding drivers with cheaper rates based off how they drive. The catch is that policyholders have to allow HiRoad Assurance Company to track them in a cellphone app. The Providence Journal …

3 Month-Old Oklahoma ‘Left Lane’ Law Results in Dozens of Citations

An Oklahoma law forbidding motorists on four-lane highways to impede traffic by traveling in the left lane has resulted in dozens of citations since going into effect last year. Records obtained by The Oklahoman show that 60 people were cited …

1 in 4 Wisconsin Residents Binge Drink Once A Month, Study Shows

One-fourth of Wisconsin residents binge drink at least once a month, according to a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study defined binge drinking as a woman having four or more drinks and a …

Oahu Has Seen A High Number of Crash Fatalities in 2018

Police say a fatal motorcycle crash has brought Oahu’s number of deadly crashes this year to 15. Police said the total is almost double last year at this time for the Hawaiian island, when eight traffic deaths were counted. The …

DWI Fatalities New Mexico Fell 16 Percent in a Year

New Mexico’s DWI fatalities dropped 16 percent in 2017 from the previous year. Gov. Susana Martinez announced the decrease of alcohol-related fatalities from 173 in 2016 to 145 in 2017 on Friday as she said law enforcement agencies across the …

California Says Insurers Must Pass Tax Savings on to Policyholders

Insurance companies writing in California were sent a notice by the California Department of Insurance reminding them that under Proposition 103 their rates must not be excessive, inadequate, or unfairly discriminatory. The recent revision to the Federal Tax Schedule for …

Rideshare Drivers Flocking to On-Demand Economy, Poll Shows

First there was the sharing economy, and then the gig economy. Now the buzz phrase to pay attention to may be “on-demand.” The on-demand economy, according to TheOnDemandEconomy.org, is defined as the economic activity created by digital marketplaces that fulfill …

Lyft Driver Killed in Utah in Rollover Accident

Utah police say a Lyft driver has died after being ejected from the vehicle in a rollover accident east of Saltair. They have identified the man as 26-year-old Aaron Roll of Holladay. Unified Police say Roll was thrown from the …