- A survey by CarInsurance.com of 1,000 U.S. drivers found 81.3 percent of respondents would require people with a DUI conviction to use a monitoring device; 62.9 percent would require monitoring of teenagers; and 35.8 percent said all drivers should be monitored.
- The share of Americans commuting by bike has grown by 47 % since 2000, according to an analysis of U.S. Census data. So has the number of bicyclists injured or killed in auto accidents.
- Yesterday Ajustco announced the launch of their user-based insurance program. The company is using a wireless telematics device by iMetrik run on Bell's wireless network.
- State Farm in the U.S. is testing a smartphone app that measures driving behaviour not driving behaviour, a marked shift in user-based insurance.
- The Liberals have adopted NDP's call for auto insurance cuts like it was their own, handing out campaign-style brochures to commuters at GO stations. It seems the proposed cuts may just outlive a Budget defeat and an election.
- The NDP has come out strongly opposed to tolls for high-occupancy lanes. Will Horwath trigger an election or is she bluffing?
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
Insurance News - Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Here are the leading auto insurance headlines from ONTARIO AUTO INSURANCE TOPICS ON TWITTER for Tuesday, May 14, 2013: