News Releases in 'Auto Insurance' Category

Deer-vehicle collisions can be dangerous and costly in South Carolina

Columbia, SC, November 17, 2015 – The last three months of each year bring about deer migration and mating season. Unfortunately, this increases the chances of being in a deer-vehicle collision. Using claims data and state licensed driver counts from the Federal Highway Administration, State Farm, the nation’s leading auto insurer,...

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Ways to protect your teen driver

Columbia, SC, October 21, 2014 – While getting a driver's license is an exciting rite of passage for teens, it can be enough to make a parent frantic. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the Insurance Information Institute (III) say there's something worried parents can do to protect their teens - choose a safe vehicle. Teenagers...

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How Ride-Sharing Apps can impact your insurance

Columbia, S.C. – July 11, 2014 – With ride-sharing company UberX announcing their entrance into South Carolina, potential passengers and drivers have a number of factors to consider before the first ride. “Ride-sharing and transportation networks can have significant impacts on automobile insurance coverage,” said Russ Dubisky, executive...

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Facts about accident response fees

Recently, several local governments in South Carolina have begun to consider accident response fees as a way to increase revenue for districts providing emergency response services. These fees typically range from $300 to $1,000. Many ordinances have been drafted with the intent to charge only non-resident drivers and for the cost to be borne...

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Sharing the road with golf carts and mopeds

COLUMBIA, S.C. – February 27, 2013 – Golf cart drivers and moped riders are sharing the roads more often in South Carolina. However, both of these transportation alternatives have unique safety, insurance, and registration concerns that owners and operators should consider. GOLF CARTS The use of golf carts continues to grow all over...

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New law aims to help drive down auto-glass fraud

COLUMBIA, S.C. – February 19, 2013 – With many South Carolinians recently experiencing overly-aggressive sales tactics from some unscrupulous auto-glass repair companies in South Carolina, a new law has gone into effect to help protect consumers from “glass harvesting.” “We’re hopeful that the new law will help reduce ‘glass...

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What does an aging population mean for road safety?

Columbia, S.C. – February 28, 2012 – According to a recent report issued by TRIP, a national non-profit transportation research group based in Washington, D.C., the population of Americans 65 years and older will grow by 60 percent over the next 13 years. This means that by 2025, one out of every five drivers will be over the age of 65....

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