Auto Insurance News You May Have Missed Week of April 21st 2014

Auto Insurance News 2014

Starting next month, all D.C. licenses will need to be replaced. Yes, all of them.
There’s no good way to break it to you, D.C. license holders. You’re going to have to make a trip to the DMV, all 540,000 of you. Starting May 1, the District will start issuing Real ID licenses that conform to stringent federal regulations, the Department of Motor Vehicles announced last week.

Source: Washington Post
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Arizona Car Insurance Rates Likely to Increase
Drivers in Arizona are familiar with perils common to living in a desert environment, including sudden dust storms and seasonal monsoon flash floods that make roads hazardous. Now they’re faced with another threat – higher car insurance premiums.

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Google Glass – Bad News for Car Insurance Rates?
There is a growing movement among several states to regulate the use of Google Glass when a driver is behind the wheel. Google Glass, a new, high-tech wireless device, is basically a tiny computer screen, which is positioned in the corner of an eyeglass frame.

Source: Freeway Insurance
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DMV hitting drivers with “zombie” traffic citations
LACKAWANNA, N.Y. – Out of the blue, drivers are getting fines from traffic tickets they received more than a decade ago, and unless they pay the fine, their driving privileges could be taken away.

Source: WIVB.com
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Car insurers customers unfairly penalized for shopping habits, consumer groups say
Sophisticated computer software helps car insurers illegally bump up bills on customers it tags as less likely to switch companies, consumer groups charge in an accusation industry officials dispute.

Source: The Palm Beach Post
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Reno Could Be Featured on License Plate
The City of Reno could soon get its own specialty license plate. A commission recently approved Reno’s application, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Source: kolotv.com
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Consumer Alert: Exercise caution in car sharing programs
HONOLULU —The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ Insurance Division and Office of Consumer Protection are advising Hawaii residents to be informed and exercise caution before participating in a car-sharing program.

Source: KITV.com
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Answers about Maryland and Virginia drivers’ licenses
WASHINGTON — The Washington area is used to getting carded: federal buildings, downtown offices and military facilities — all require some ID. The question more recently is this: Will my driver’s license will be accepted? D.C. residents will need the new license to board commercial flights in 2016. Passports will also be acceptable. The Department of Motor Vehicles starts issuing the new licenses May 1.

Source: WTOP.com
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DMV expanding its online services for drivers in WV
CHARLESTON, WV – Going to the DMV can be a hassle for some people. Now, the Department of Motor Vehicles is trying to make it a little bit easier by offering some of its services online. The service is available for people in 43 counties. It’s limited to passenger vehicles under 10,000 pounds and motorcycles.

Source: WOWKTV.com
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