Employers Should Inform Employees of Election to Reject Underinsured Motorist Coverage

Case Involving Underinsured Motorist Coverage Each state regulates the coverage form and requirements. For example, Pennsylvania requires all drivers purchase a $15K per person / $30K per accident bodily injury limit. Most commercial clients purchase a $1M limit. However some elect to purchase only the minimum limit required by State law because: Their drivers are not permitted […]

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Here’s Why You Need Automobile Liability Insurance

According to an estimate released by the National Safety Council, a nonprofit safety advocacy group, roadside fatalities in 2016 reached 40,200. This was a 6% gain from 2015 and a 14% gain from 2014, impacting business automobile liability insurance rates. The Council also released these troubling findings: 47% of motorists reported they are comfortable texting while […]

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Get Fleet Risk Insurance Because Motor Vehicles are Vulnerable to Hacking

The FBI and U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have issued a bulletin warning that motor vehicles are “increasingly vulnerable” to hacking. The FBI warned that criminals could exploit online vehicle software updates by sending fake e-mail messages to vehicle owners wishing to obtain legitimate software updates. Recipients could be tricked into clicking links to […]

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Blaming Driver Behavior Instead of Accidents

With roadway fatalities reaching a 50 year high, resulting from crashes, collisions and other driver generated incidents, a growing number of safety advocates hope to change a century-old mentality they claim trivializes the most common cause of traffic incidents: human error. As a first step, these advocates would prefer these incidents, which resulted in about […]

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Fleet Risks Ahead. Fatal Crashes Doubled after States Legalized Marijuana

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety’s report, “Prevalence of Marijuana Involvement in Fatal Crashes: Washington, 2010-2014,” found fatal crashes involving drivers who recently used marijuana doubled after the state legalized the drug in December 2012. When there is risk ahead, you can count on KMRD Partners Risk and Insurance Solutions for a common sense approach […]

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Auto Fleet Risks Ahead. Keep Your Eyes on the Road

New York State police officers issued 84,720 texting-while-driving tickets in 2015, which was an 840% increase from the 9,015 tickets issued in 2011. Whether you are in New York, Pennsylvania or any other state, keep your eyes on the road and off your mobile device. When there is risk ahead, you can count on KMRD […]

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Auto Fleet Risks Ahead. Mobile Device Distractions

The distraction caused by a mobile device notification – an incoming phone call, text, alarm bell or vibration – is comparable to the effects when users make calls or send text messages, according to a study fielded by Florida State University. “Although these notifications are generally short in duration, they can prompt task-irrelevant thoughts, or […]

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Risks Ahead. An average of six teenagers die daily from auto accidents.

Nearly a million teenage drivers were involved in police-reported crashes in 2013, according to AAA. These accidents resulted in 373,645 injuries and 2,927 deaths. An average of six teenagers die daily from auto accidents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, one in four teens is […]

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Keep your eyes on the road – Auto Fleet Risks

Auto Fleet Safety

According to the annual Governors Highway Safety Association Spotlight on Highway Safety Report, there will be a 10% year-to-year increase in the number of pedestrians killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2015. This comes on the heels of a 19% increase from 2009 to 2014, a period in which total traffic deaths decreased by about 4%. […]

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