That Texting-While-Driving Ticket Will Likely Increase Your Premium

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One of the main reasons that car insurance rates are going up is the increase in distracted driving, which has led to a significant jump in vehicular deaths and accidents in the last five years. Despite most states in the country now having laws barring the use of your phone for talking or other tasks such as messaging or taking pictures, accidents from distracted driving continue mounting. So, what if you are one of the ones who gets a ticket for distracted driving? Be prepared for a significant increase in your insurance, according to the “2019 Distracted Driving Report” by The…
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Commercial Auto Rates Continue Climbing

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By now, you’ve likely noticed that your commercial automotive insurance rates have been increasing since last year, and for now there seems to be no slowing the momentum. The increase is probably noticeable since the period between 2011 and 2016 saw rates drop thanks to a number of factors, including fewer accidents, fewer cars on the road and more competition among insurance companies vying for your business. In this article we look at what’s behind the increase in rates. More drivers More people are driving than since the recession that started in 2008. When millions of Americans lost their jobs…
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April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month: Educate Your Staff

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As accidents skyrocket in part due to people using their smartphones while behind the wheel, April has been designated Distracted Driving Awareness Month – a great time for you as an employer to further promote safe driving among your staff. Hammering home the importance of safe driving can keep your employees from causing serious damage or worse to a third party, and also help keep your insurance costs in check. That’s especially important now as commercial auto insurance rates are rising due to a combination of factors, including: More traffic – The number of total miles driven has increased 50%…
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