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Court: Illinois Insurers Cannot Exclude UIM Coverage for Bicyclists and Pedestrians

Auto insurance carriers must pay uninsured motorist benefits to insureds who are injured by motor vehicles while walking or bicycling, even if their policies explicitly provide coverage only to occupants of insured automobiles, an Illinois Appellate Court panel ruled. The …

Argo Testing Driverless Vehicles on Miami and Austin Streets

AUSTIN —Self-driving startup Argo AI on Tuesday said it was having driverless vehicles carry employees around streets of Miami, Florida and Austin, Texas, noting that commercial applications would follow after an unspecified time. Argo, backed by Ford Motor Co. and …

U.S. Traffic Deaths Drop as Agency Points to Crash-Avoiding Tech

Fatalities on U.S. roads fell for a second consecutive year and are on track to decline again in 2019, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A total of 36,560 people died in traffic accidents last year, down 2.4% …

New Law: Georgia Drivers Must Yield 3 Feet to Bicyclists

Georgia cyclists are celebrating what they say is the biggest improvement to the state’s bike safety laws in decades. A new traffic law requires cars and trucks to keep at least 3 feet of distance from bicycles when passing them …