5 Ways to Avoid Fall Driving Hazards
As we enter the fall season, new driving hazards present themselves and affect our lives on the road. With sharp glares, frequent showers and puddles concealed with leaves, the fall brings about new surprises for even the most responsible drivers.
Distracted Driving is Deadly Driving
Distracted drivers account for almost 80% of all crashes and 65% of near-crashes in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Price of Motor Vehicle Insurance Tends to Fall As Safety Improves
Motor vehicle insurance and public safety statistics can be greatly affected by a handful of common factors, like driving while fatigued or distracted, or other unsafe practices.
Heavy Traffic Can Affect Number of Car Insurance Claims
Times of heavy vehicle traffic are likely to result in higher auto accident rates and more injuries and car insurance claims.
Texting Affects Safety and Cost of Driver Insurance
Distracted driving, a problem that has contributed to an untold number of accidents and contributed to the cost of driver insurance nationwide is getting more attention than ever. For example, this week, the term "distracted driving" was even named Word of the Year for 2009 by the Webster's New World College Dictionary.
Top Auto Insurance Companies Watching Trends in Green Vehicles
One issue that top auto insurance companies will be exploring in the next several years is what, if any, specific policies they will introduce in response to what is expected to be a larger number of electric vehicles on the nation's highways.
Clean up Credit, Lower Auto Insurance Premiums
We all know that bad credit leads to higher mortgage and auto loan payments, but did you know that auto insurance companies often consider credit histories when calculating insurance premiums? If you have a less-than-perfect credit history, it's likely that your insurance company considers you a risk behind the wheel.