Tag: insurance

Really? column: Bad drivers should be footing ICBC’s bill

Alan Campbell richmond-news.com So ICBC is planning to raise the insurance rates for habitual offenders — i.e. immature, inattentive, selfish drivers. For a full 2.5 seconds after the radio announcement, I was thrilled and muttered “well, it is about frickin’ t…” Wait. Rewind. What? You mean, they aren’t already hammering drivers who are costing the…

How teens’ car insurance premiums can go UP even if they’re driving BELOW the speed limit

Insurers are using new calculations to decide if young drivers are safe even if they’re driving within the laws Joe Finnerty, Digital Motors Editor thesun.co.uk INSURERS are using black box data to penalise teens even if they’re driving BELOW the speed limit. Some telematics firms are using sneaky calculations to measure young drivers against experienced…

Progressive, Geico often charge rich, Bad Drivers less, survey says

Charles Elmore palmbeachpost.com A national consumer group says driving while poor can be more expensive for your car insurance bill than driving while intoxicated, and it calls out Progressive and Geico. “It is profoundly unfair that a driver with a moderate income and a perfect driving record is often charged more for auto insurance than…

What Is an SR-22?

SR-22 Insurance

What Is an SR-22? Top 6 Things You Should Know Anne Le Tran blog.esurance.com The SR-22. Most people probably have a hazy idea of what it is. Maybe you’ve had a friend who needed one or you understand vaguely that it has to do with car insurance. But really, what is an SR-22? Is it…

More Jobs in Economy Means More Bad Drivers on Roads

Peter Coy August 26, 2016 insurancejournal.com Who says recessions are all bad? About 5,000 fewer people die every year in auto accidents for each 1 percentage point increase in U.S. unemployment because downturns keep dangerous drivers off the road. “We have documented an instance of a natural economic force that impels riskier drivers to drive…

How Much Will You Pay for Your Teen’s Bad Driving Habits?

Justine Luke June 2, 2016 autoweek.com Tips to help you manage insurance rates and your teen’s safety Insurance.com, a car insurance comparison site, surveyed 500 parents in regards to the rules and regulations they have set to protect their teen drivers. Here are some of the findings: – Adding a 16-year-old to your insurance policy…