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Telematics-Based Car Policies in UK Exceed 750,000 for 1st Time in 2016

The number of live telematics policies in the UK exceeded three quarters of a million for the first time in 2016, according to annual research from the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA). The BIBA survey includes information from the leading …

Uber Ridesharing Serving Kids and Their Busy Parents

As the oldest of three kids, Baily Deeter was often the last to be picked up from school by his mother. Then Uber Technologies Inc. came along. When Baily started ninth grade in August, his parents gave him an account …

German Insurer Uses Phone App to Help Improve Young Driver Safety

Signal Iduna, a German insurance provider, has launched a new car insurance policy through ‘sijox’, its young customer brand. “AppDrive powered by TomTom” uses a smartphone app to provide feedback on driving performance, to help increase road safety awareness for …

South Dakota Law Bars Young Drivers from Using Cell Phones

A new South Dakota law prohibits beginning drivers from using cell phones while they are behind the wheel. South Dakota allows 14-year-olds to get instruction permits, the nation’s youngest age for driving while accompanied by an adult. Those young drivers …

Vermont Sheriff Gets Education Grant for Young Drivers

The Caledonia County Sheriff’s Department and St. Johnsbury Police Department are going to teach young Vermont drivers about the dangers of distracted driving. The departments have been awarded an educational grant through Vermont Governor’s Highway Safety Program and The National …

Teen Driver Bill Fails to Get New Jersey Governor’s Support

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie refused to sign into law a bill that aimed to make younger drivers safer. The bill would have changed the state’s graduated driver’s license program to require novice drivers to receive more supervised practice time. …

ABI Endorses ‘Tougher Measures’ to Improve Young Drivers’ Safety

The Association of British Insurers has strongly endorsed “tougher measures to improve young driver safety,” which it explained is “crucial to delivering a better motor insurance deal to customers.” It described the urgent need to reduce young driver deaths and …