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Swedish Automaker's Pledge May Be First In Autonomous Era

Volvo says it will accept liability for accidents that occur in autonomous operations, a major step in the fledgling driverless era.


This is Roger. He wants to sell you some car insurance, and if you don't buy it, you're probably committing a crime. Watch the video, and at the end, you'll either laugh or cry. Or both. Doesn't matter – you still need insurance.

Drivers in Maine, Ohio, and Idaho pay one third less for their insurance premiums than motorists in other states. Michigan is the most expensive.

Flooding has caused massive amounts of damage in Texas. Here's how to make sure you don't end up in a flood-damaged car.


Program Starts In Colorado, Illinois, Texas, and Virginia

Allstate is going to start offering its Ride for Hire insurance policy to ridehailing drivers for apps like Lyft and Uber for only $15 or $20 a year.


According to a new study analyzing auto insurance rates, getting married when you're young can bring a big savings on premiums, but it's a temporary one. Also, starting from their 30s women actually pay higher premiums then men.


But Older Drivers Nearly Twice As Resistant As Younger Ones

Interested in savings as much as 30 percent off your insurance premiums? Safe drivers can do so, if they're willing to share their personal driving data.


It seems like a lot of bad news comes out about Detroit, MI. With the city's massive financial woes now a given, a newly released study commissioned by Insurancequotes.com is bound to add to the negativity. The study finds that people living in the metropolitan area around the Motor City are paying the highest car insurance premiums by a huge amount, compared to the 25 largest cities in the US.


Laws regulating car insurance can raise or lower rates

Detroit once again tops a list of most expensive cities in America to insure a vehicle. Charlotte ranks as the cheapest.


Driverless vehicles could cause insurance rates to plummet

Who is responsible when a self-driving car is involved in a crash? That question has been on a lot of car insurers minds, and a new study from the RAND corporation shows they have every reason for concern.


The kind of vehicle you drive has a lot to do with how much you pay for insurnce

It has been well documented that your car insurance rates are determined by a number of factors. These include your age, driving history, marital status, geographic location and credit history, to name a few. Your premium is also determined by the type of car you drive, though not in the way you might think, according to a new study from WalletHub.


Study finds most people don't know what goes into their premiums

You buckle up, your hands can be found dutifully at ten and two o'clock on the steering wheel and the needle never climbs a hair above the speed limit. You're a good driver, so clearly you should get low car insurance rates, right? Unfortunately, it's not that simple.


Insurance industry's new estimating services stand to reduce costs and customers' time

As insurance costs rise with car prices, ways to reduce costs seem to diminish. One Chicago-based company called Snapsheet, however, is poised to reverse some of that trend, by helping streamline the fender-bender repair process using motorists' smartphones to dramatically speed up damage claim estimates.


New study shows moving violations can cause dramatic increases in insurance premiums

Serious violations such as drunk driving and driving recklessly will understandably lead to higher insurance rates, but, according to a new study from insuranceQuotes.com, even lesser infractions, such as minor speeding violations, result in significant increase in premiums for the offenders.


A new study offered driver's an 80 percent reduction in rates for self-driving car

A new survey release by the website CarInsurance.com found 90 percent of drivers would consider buying a self-driving car if it meant a break on car insurance rates.


Insurance companies are using driver behavior data to determine which drivers are the safest

Insurance companies have been using tracking devices to monitor driver behavior for a couple of years, and have learned that there are three things you might be doing that could indicate you're a higher-risk customer (and, sadly, will have to pay more that safer drivers for your insurance.)


Staged car accidents are on the rise

The number of staged accident insurance claims has been on the rise in recent years, but they are often quite easy to spot. The video above shows some telltale signs that you might be the victim of a staged crash.


Usage-based insurance could save drivers 5% to 35%

Can drivers put a price on privacy? According to a new survey from Lynx Research Consulting, they sure can. And that price is a ten-percent discount on their car insurance.


Expenses rise almost 2 percent, according to AAA's annual "Your Driving Costs" study

The cost of driving is inching upward.


Louisiana residents pay a lot, Maine residents pay the least

According to an Insure.com study, Louisiana is number one -- in a very bad way. The Pelican State has the highest average insurance rates in the nation, beating out Michigan and Georgia to take the not-so-illustrious title for 2013.


Even with worse driving records, wealthier people quoted lower rates

Pride yourself on being a safe driver? You might be paying a penalty for that distinction. The country's largest auto insurers often charge safe drivers more money for their annual insurance premiums than their more reckless counterparts, according to a study released Monday by the Consumer Federation Of America.

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