- In the U.S. texting while driving penalties harshest in Alaska (maximum penalty for a first offense is a $10,000 fine and a one-year prison sentence) and weakest in Virginia ($20).
- How big of a problem is distracted driving? The OPP says distracted driving is a factor in more fatalities than impaired driving.
- What impact with Google Inc (GOOG)’s robotic car have on auto insurance?
- Allstate in the U.S. introduces an iPhone and Android app for usage-based insurance.
- The Canadian Underwriter has an article on over-inflated charges for assistive devices costing industry a lot of money. Except the problem was addressed by Anti-Fraud Task Force and FSCO in 2012 with the Cost of Goods Guideline.
- AAA study on what it costs to drive a car in the U.S. suggests that the average cost for sedans is $9,122 yearly or 60.8 cents/mile.
Tuesday, 16 April 2013
Insurance News - Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Here are the leading auto insurance headlines from ONTARIO AUTO INSURANCE TOPICS ON TWITTER for Tuesday, April 16, 2013: