The Rise of the Distracted Driver; And Why Corporate Auto Insurance Rates Are Going Up

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With over 6 million auto accidents occurring annually, many claims managers feel overwhelmed by the number of resulting claims. In this blog post, we’ll discuss distracted driving and potential implications – and provide you with a few tips on how to lower your corporate auto insurance rates. As automobiles increasingly double as entertainment centers, telephone […]

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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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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

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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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Business Auto – Interlock Devices Save Lives

Current ignition interlock technology prevents a vehicle from being started if a driver’s breath registers a certain amount of alcohol. The devices have been used since the 1960s, and in recent years some states have mandated their use for convicted drunk drivers. Future technology could use biometric readings via fingerprint or infrared breath analysis. Support […]

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