Entries Tagged as 'Auto Insurance'

Costs Rising in Minneapolis Water Main Break

January 17th, 2013 · No Comments

January 7th, 2013 Insurance Journal Minneapolis, Minn., officials said they haven’t begun to tally the costs of a massive water main break that sent 14 million gallons of water gushing into downtown streets last week, submerging dozens of vehicles and forcing local businesses to shut down. City Engineer Steve Kotke said he expected the broken […]

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States could sharply reduce teen crash deaths by strengthening graduated driver licensing laws

August 2nd, 2012 · No Comments

Source: IIHS ARLINGTON, Va. — If every state adopted all five components of the toughest young driver laws in the nation, more than 500 lives could be saved and more than 9,500 collisions could be prevented each year. Some states could halve or more than halve their rate of fatal crashes among 15-17 year-olds if […]

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Crash Friday – Vehicle Safety

June 22nd, 2012 · No Comments

Which is safer in a front end collision – a  2009 Malibu or 1959 Bel Air? This is an example of how far passenger protection has come in the last fifty years.

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12,639 Unbelted Motorists Ticketed During Click It or Ticket Campaign

June 15th, 2012 · No Comments

ST. PAUL — A statewide Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign, May 21–June 3, resulted in 12,639 motorists cited for not wearing seat belts, according to preliminary results from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. In the last three years in Minnesota, (2009–2011), there were 878 motorist traffic deaths of […]

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No second chances: How businesses can help stop the distracted driving epidemic

May 30th, 2012 · No Comments

5/30/2012 Recent headlines across the Midwest tell stories of teen fatalities caused by distracted driving. In November 2011, a high school junior in northeast Iowa was killed when her car crashed into a school bus.  She was texting while driving.  In August 2010, a 19-year-old pick-up driver sent and received 11 text messages within the […]

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Distracted Driving

April 30th, 2012 · No Comments

Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger driver, passenger and bystander safety. These distractions can include texting, using a cell phone, eating, drinking, talking to passengers, grooming, reading, using a navigation system, watching a video, and adjusting a radio, CD player or MP3 player.

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Motorcycle Riding Tips – Are You Ready to Ride?

April 24th, 2012 · No Comments

Experience Level How much riding experience do you have? Be realistic, and assess your experience level. Beginner or novice? Experienced or an expert? What if you’re riding with others? It’s wise to take your experience level, and that of others, into account before heading out on a group ride. A novice rider should be careful of the […]

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Smart ways to reduce your car insurance costs

May 18th, 2011 · No Comments

While some factors are beyond your control, these tips can help you lower your bill.  Link By Sheryl Nance-Nash DailyFinance 

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Texting ban has unintended consequences

October 8th, 2010 · No Comments

Rather than not texting, many of us are simply hiding the cell phone below sight level when we text while driving. Link McCook Daily Gazette

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Safety advocates push for tougher national teen driver laws

October 1st, 2010 · No Comments

WASHINGTON — Flanked by family members and other victims of teen traffic accidents, highway safety advocates took to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to call for passage of proposed federal legislation that would put tough limits on drivers under age 18.  Link By Bob Keefe The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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