Auto Insurance News You May Have Missed Week of December 1st 2014

The Benefits of “Roundabouts” and Their Effect on Auto Insurance
Whether or not you’re a fan of the ever-increasing use of “roundabouts”, you’ll be surprised to know they may have a positive effect on auto insurance. If you’re unfamiliar with “roundabouts”, you’re probably wondering what they are and, how in the world do they have anything to do with your auto insurance.
Source: www.freewayinsurance.com
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Does the Internet Spell the End for Local Insurance Agencies?
With many insurers, large and small, making comparison shopping on the Internet easy, does it spell an end for your local insurance agency? Well, it might still be too early to tell. In fact, while online shopping for auto insurance appears to be the growing trend among consumers searching for coverage at lower rates, insurance agents everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief. They won’t be going anywhere for a while – at least, not in the near future.
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Nebraskans enjoy online convenience, time savings
More and more Nebraskans are renewing their driver’s licenses online. In fact, 80 percent are opting to do digitally what used to require a trip to the county courthouse to accomplish.
Source: www.kearneyhub.com
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Illegal Immigrants In Connecticut Allowed To Obtain Driver’s License Starting In December
Illegal immigrants living in Connecticut will soon be able to obtain a driver’s license under a new program starting Dec. 1. Under the program, which was approved in 2013, immigrants 16 or older will be able to start applying at noon on Tuesday, and will be required to pass a written driver’s test. The program will be fully operational on Jan. 2, 2015
Source: www.hngn.com
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3-year registration renewals now available
RICHMOND – Three-year vehicle registration renewals are now being offered at all Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) customer service centers and DMV Select offices. Previously, customers visiting DMV had the option to renew their registration for one or two years. The three-year renewal not only saves customers time, but it also saves them a few dollars.
Source: http://www.southwesttimes.com/
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Brace Yourselves: Takata May Agree To Nationwide Recall Of Faulty Airbags
The Takata airbag recall is a complicated thing — too complicated for many consumers and more than a few legislators. According to Auto News, though, the process could soon get a lot simpler very soon, as rumors swirl about Takata’s willingness to declare that its driver-side airbags are just as faulty as the ones on the passenger-side.
Source: www.thecarconnection.com
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Texas approves price cut for specialty license plates
The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles approved a price reduction on specialty license plates bought through the state’s official vendor, MyPlates.com.
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Thousands Sign Up for Drive Only Knowledge Test: DMV
More than 6,500 undocumented Connecticut residents have signed up online for Drive Only knowledge test appointments since the state Department of Motor Vehicles launched a program Monday “to allow them to obtain a driver’s license,” according to the DMV.
Source: www.nbcconnecticut.com
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Coughlin Bill to Allow for Display of e-Car Insurance Gets Green Light from Assembly Panel
(TRENTON) – Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Craig Coughlin that would bring motor vehicle insurance requirements in line with 21st century technology was advanced by an Assembly panel on Thursday. Specifically, the bill (A-3905) would allow operators of motor vehicles to provide proof of insurance electronically.
Source: http://politickernj.com
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