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Car Insurance prices have been on a rocky road. According to The Zebra, an insurance comparison website, the national average cost of car insurance this year is $1427, a 20% increase from 2011. State by state, the smallest increase took place in North Carolina, the biggest in Michigan. READ MORE >>

If you drive a vehicle, you are required by law to have insurance. But why do we need it? Consider hitting a car and injuring three passengers. If both your vehicle and the other vehicle are valued at $20,000 and considered total losses, and each passenger has medical claims of $20,000, this quickly adds up to $100,000! READ MORE >>

In 2014, 32,675 fatalities resulted from motor vehicle crashes – and distracted driving was to blame for 10% of them, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In response to the widespread problem, State Auto is teaming up with a simple invention that may lower the incidence of distracted driving-related accidents. READ MORE >>

Your car now feels like one big voice-activated, touch-screen-enabled distraction. As lawmakers move to tighten rules on distract driving, cars are coming equipped with more bells and whistles that make it easier than ever to take drivers' eyes off the road. READ MORE >>

Most of us are on the road nearly every day, making it very likely that many of us will observe a distracted driver texting away as he or she drives down a busy highway. According, to, the U.S. Department of Transportation's website devoted to educating Americans about the dangers... READ MORE >>

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