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How to Make Self-Driving Cars Safer on Roads

It’s a big question for many people in traffic-dense cities like Los Angeles: When will self-driving cars arrive? But following a series of high-profile accidents in the United States, safety issues could bring the autonomous dream to a screeching halt. …

Safer Driving Contributes to Cooling Inflation

The latest culprit for cooling U.S. inflation: safer driving. A measure of underlying price pressures watched closely by policy makers continued to moderate in February, missing forecasts, according to data published Tuesday by the Labor Department. The gauge of consumer …

Iowa State Police Supervisor Wasn’t Initially Cited in Rear-end Crash

A now-fired Iowa State Patrol supervisor rear-ended another car in March but his agency didn’t give him a ticket and its investigation instead blamed the lead driver, records show. Legal experts say drivers of rear cars involved in collisions are …

Michigan Auto insurance Fee for Catastrophic Injuries Rising to $160

The annual auto insurance fee that Michigan drivers pay toward caring for people catastrophically injured in crashes is rising to $160, a $10 increase. The assessment increased by $10.00 because assets set aside to pay existing claims produced returns less …

Vehicle Accident Reconstruction Technology: Finding New Roads to Trial Presentations

In the brief and fleeting instant a vehicle accident occurs, so many things happen so quickly that it is virtually impossible for those involved, including witnesses, to fully process everything until after the fact.  Each witness’ account of the accident …

Text-Mining Analysis Links Drug-Impaired Driving To Higher Injury Rates

“On medication” may not be one of the check boxes on carrier claims forms, but by hunting for such a description in adjuster notes, auto insurers can improve their results, a consultant reports. Philip Borba, a principal and senior consultant …

Fee for Crash-Related Healthcare Will Increase 6 Percent in Michigan

An insurance board says the annual fee that Michigan drivers pay for some personal injury costs will increase 6 percent to $186 per year starting July 1. The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association announced the fee last week. The current cost …

Avoid Parking Lot Mishaps During Holiday Frenzy

Don’t get crunched this holiday season. According to Nationwide Insurance 2012 claims data, about 13 percent of auto accidents occur in parking lots. With so many demands on your time at this time of year, Nationwide reminds motorists to stay …

Third Guilty Plea in Connecticut Insurance Scam

A Bridgeport chiropractor Bridgeport has become the third health professional to plead guilty in an insurance scam involving auto accidents and personal injury claims. Thirty-year-old Jennifer Netter pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to make false statements by exaggerating injuries and …