If you have kids of driving age, you worry about them every time they pull away from the house. ”It’s not your driving, dear; it’s all the irresponsible ones out there, partying and texting and endangering society,” you assure them, secretly hoping your teen isn’t one of them. Travelers recently introduced a new auto insurance program
It’s common sense that the larger and heavier a vehicle is, the more likely it is to cause injury or death to the occupants of any smaller cars it collides with. But, until recently, SUVs and pickup trucks were more likely than cars and minivans of the same weight to be involved in car accidents
If you drive an older car, especially one that’s eight years old or older, you might think it’s immune from theft. After all, who would want it? But old cars are much easier for car thieves to steal than newer models because they don’t have the theft-prevention features that are standard on all cars today.
Let me make a prediction: Our national addiction to talking on cell phones while driving will inevitably increase our auto insurance rates. What’s more, efforts to limit cell phone use to hands-free devices while driving will have limited impact on either public safety or cheaper car insurance. Allow me to explain. Cognitive psychologists Christopher Chabris
Call me geek but I’m fascinated by car insurance. Insert here your pitying eye-roll, followed in close succession by “Why?” and “Don’t get out much, huh?” But two X factors separate car insurance from life insurance, health insurance and homeowners insurance: motion and emotion. Consider the car insurance underwriters at Progressive, Geico and State Farm.