Auto Insurance News Week of June 30th 2014

Auto Insurance News 2014

Arizona ‘DMV’ agency issues wrong photos, signatures on licenses
Arizona’s Motor Vehicles Division has come under scrutiny after several customers complained that the drivers’ licenses they received in the mail did not contain their own photographs, or even their signatures.

Source: Washington Times
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The History of the Motorcycle Helmet
Motorcyclists may have varying opinions about the mandatory use of helmets, but no one will disagree that the right safety gear can save your life or prevent worse injury, maybe none more so than a motorcycle helmet. Helmet technology has largely improved over the last fifty or so years, and they provide much better coverage and protection than ever before.

Source: Freeway Insurance
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Ohio’s driver’s license facilities will be completely privatized after this week, BMV announces
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s last state-run Bureau of Motor Vehicles customer service center is scheduled to close this Friday, the agency announced Wednesday.

Source: Northeast Ohio Media Group
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How credit cards differ on backup rental-car insurance
One of the worst things about renting a car, especially for infrequent travelers, is that moment at the car-rental counter – or next to the car, if you’re renting from Enterprise – when the rental agent tries to sell you on purchasing a “collision damage waiver”: optional coverage that spares you from having to pay your own insurance policy’s deductible in case of an accident.

Source: philly.com
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Texas DMV uses national title database
The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles is using a national title database system under the U.S. Department of Justice to help stop title fraud while urging consumers to learn how to protect themselves when buying a used vehicle.

Source: Amarillo Globe News
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Citations issued in Virginia to Uber, Lyft drivers
ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) — Arlington County police say five citations have been issued to ride-sharing drivers since the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles issued a ‘Cease and Desist’ order to popular cab alternatives Uber and Lyft.

Source: wusa9.com
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Three States Join the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs’ (OJP) today announced a significant milestone for the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS). With today’s announcement, Illinois, Michigan, and Texas are joining 41 states in submitting title and brand data to the system, which now includes 96 percent of the U.S. vehicle population.

Source: insurancenewsnet.com
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