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Driving Hasn’t Found Its New Normal Yet: Opinion

Memorial Day weekend, the typical start of the U.S. summer driving season, has come and gone. Data on just how much driving Americans did is trickling in, and it’s a bit noisy. Apple mobility trends show searches for directions down …

U.K. Telematics Insurer Finds Motorists 32% More Likely to Crash on Friday the 13th

Analysis of almost five billion miles of driving data and associated claims in the U.K. shows that Friday is the most likely day for motorists to have a road traffic incident, and when it falls on the 13th of the …

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 …

AIG Seeks Best Drivers in Singapore with New Smartphone App

AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte. Ltd. (AIG Singapore) has launched a nationwide search to find Singapore’s best drivers with “AIG On the Go,” a telematics-based smartphone application. “AIG On the Go” scores drivers’ performance every time they get behind the …

New York Officials Warn Drivers to Watch for Pedestrians

The city is ramping up pedestrian safety efforts during the annual influx of holiday visitors and decreased daylight hours. Mayor Bill de Blasio, police Commissioner James P. O’Neill and other officials said Tuesday that this season is traditionally the “deadliest …

Seat Belt Usage in Massachusetts Has Grown but Still Lags U.S., Study Finds

Seat belt usage has climbed to an all-time high in Massachusetts, yet according to new research from the state highway safety division more than one in five motorists still do not buckle up. An observational study conducted for the agency …

Number of Vermont Road Deaths Doubled So Far This Year

Vermont State Police are launching a summer-long campaign to crack down on speeding and aggressive driving. The effort comes as traffic fatalities year-to-date have more than doubled over last year. State police say Vermont had seen 30 traffic accident deaths …

Maine Lawmakers Reject Marijuana Blood Test Bill for Drivers

A Maine bill that would allow a blood test to determine whether a driver is impaired from marijuana use is heading to defeat. The Maine House on April 1 voted unanimously to reject the bill, which set a blood level …

Penn. Encourages Motorcyclists to Take Actions to Reduce Risk This Spring

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller is advising all drivers to be aware of motorcycles, as warmer weather means more motorcyclists on Pennsylvania roadways. Miller is also encouraging motorcyclists to consider safety measures which can save lives, reduce injuries, and save …

Pennsylvania Police Challenged in Catching Texting Motorists

Cambria County, Pennsylvania, Assistant District Attorney Heath Long could not prove that a young man was texting when he careened his pickup into another, killing a grandfather and his teenaged granddaughter. “What we did know is a very short period …