- How driverless cars could change everything - not just the end of auto insurance but the end of driving.
- A new University at Buffalo study of crashes involving cars and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) has found those crash ratings are a lot less relevant than vehicle type. In head-on collisions between passenger cars and SUVs, the UB researchers found that drivers in passenger cars were nearly 10 times more likely to die if the SUV involved had a better crash rating.
- To eliminate impaired driving the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is recommending such things as reducing BAC limits to 0.05 from 0.08 and requiring ignition interlocks for all offenders.
- Since the the middle of last decade the number of miles driven by Americans has been dropping to large part because many young people don't own cars.
- I find this incredible but a teenager has designed a working prototype for an in-vehicle system he calls "HardHit," which can help detect whether someone may have suffered a concussion during a car accident.
- Maddie Di Muccio, a Newmarket city councillor, suggests that auto insurance cuts are all smoke and mirrors because insurers will compensate by raising property insurance rates. I think she is right. Though I don't agree insurers are leaving Ontario in droves.
- The Queens Park soap opera continues as Andrea Horwath backs away from bringing down the government.
Thursday, 16 May 2013
Insurance News - Thursday, May 16, 2013
Here are the leading auto insurance headlines from ONTARIO AUTO INSURANCE TOPICS ON TWITTER for Thursday, May 16, 2013: