Auto Insurance News You May Have Missed Week of May 19th 2014

Auto Insurance News 2014

State Police want to outsource driver’s license test
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – A new initiative by Louisiana State Police could lead to shorter lines at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Outsourcing driving tests may be on the horizon.

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GM fined $35m over recall scandal in deal with Department of Transportation
Agreement also includes ‘unprecedented oversight requirements’ over recall of 2.5m cars with faulty ignition switches. The US Department of Transportation imposed the record civil penalty for the automaker’s “failure to report a safety defect in the vehicle to the federal government in a timely manner.

Source: The Guardian
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Actuaries Grapple with Insurance Questions on Self-Driving Cars
Human error contributes to more than 90 percent of all auto accidents. Fewer accidents, of course, means cheaper auto insurance—$475 cheaper.

Source: Insurance Journal
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NCDMV Brings ID Cards, Driver License Renewals, Replacements to Charlotte’s 20th Speed Street
RALEIGH – The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles will join the fun at Charlotte’s 20th Speed Street, bringing its mobile unit to the 3rd Street Lot on Speed Street. The unit will be open for business from noon to 7 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, May 22-24.

Source: thesnaponline.com
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(Neb.)-Chadron Police Department To Participate In “Click It or Ticket”
(CHADRON)-From Monday, May 19th, to Sunday, June 1st, the Chadron Police Department will be participating in the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety’s Click It or Ticket mobilization.

Source: chadrad.com
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Older drivers can come under extra DMV scrutiny
As Virginia’s elderly population continues to grow, folks across the state are wrestling with whether to give up driving, or whether to coax an older family member to give up driving. But when someone who struggles to drive doesn’t give up his license voluntarily, there is a process by which the Department of Motor Vehicles can take it away or restrict it.

Source: suffolknewsherald.com
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GM issues 4 more recalls covering 2.4 million U.S. vehicles
General Motors is recalling 2.42 million U.S. cars, trucks and SUVs in four separate safety recalls, raising its recall total for the year to more than 13.6 million vehicles.

Source: Automotive News
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