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Overview of NHTSA Data on Fatal Alcohol-related Crashes Spotlights Connecticut and Texas

A new analysis using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data on fatal crashes in states where drivers are most likely to be over the legal alcohol limit shows Connecticut and Texas with the highest percentages of drivers …

West Texas Has More Fatal Crashes Than State Average, Report Finds

Severe and fatal vehicle crashes occur at a higher rate in the Permian Basin than the rest of Texas, a new report released by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute found. Commissioned by the Permian Road Safety Coalition, the report analyzed …

Uber Sues Insurer for Refusing to Cover NYC Drivers in Crashes

Uber Technologies Inc. sued an auto liability insurer for what it says is a consistent pattern of failing to honor coverage for New York City ride-share drivers who get into accidents. American Transit Insurance Co.’s “unreasonable practices” handling claims has …

Southern California Tops List of Wheel and Tire Claims for Second Straight Quarter

Los Angeles and Orange County are number one of the top 20 list for a second consecutive quarter for 2023 and stay at the top in theft claims handled by population. Wheelnet, a provider for wheel and tire replacement for …

Study Finds Urban Environment Plays Major Role in Fault-Finding When Cars Hit Pedestrians

A new study that examines the circumstances behind who is found at fault when cars hit pedestrians in an urban area shows that the environment where the crash took place – especially the types of roads and the amount of …

California Lawmakers Call for Stricter Regulation of Autonomous Vehicles

California lawmakers and labor unions rallied to call for laws to not allow autonomous trucks without human drivers, amid rising safety concerns after accidents involving self-driving taxis from General Motors and Alphabet. A robotaxi from Alphabet’s GOOGL.OWaymo was torched by …

Study: Vermont, Montana, New Hampshire Had Highest Crash Fatality Rates

Vermont, Montana, and New Hampshire were the top three states with the highest fatality rates in traffic accidents in a study of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data. The study covered NHTSA data from 2017 to 2021. It showed Vermont …

Insurers to Stop Selling Car Price Cover After FCA Pressure

Multiple UK insurance companies have agreed to stop selling policies that cover declining car values after the Financial Conduct Authority raised concerns about customer fairness. Insurers that account for 80% of the guaranteed asset protection market have agreed to halt …

Survey Shows 1-in-5 People Have Considered Committing Insurance Fraud

One-in-five respondents said they had at least considered committing insurance fraud, with half of those saying that they had gone through with their plans, while 30% of respondents said knew someone who’d at least considered committing insurance fraud. Nearly half …

Judge Tosses Suit by Estate of Employee Killed in Crash After Mandatory Wine Tasting

A Connecticut judge has tossed a lawsuit by the estate of a woman who was killed in a crash while driving intoxicated following a mandatory wine tasting at the restaurant that employed her. The estate brought claims of common law …