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Auto Insurance News You May Have Missed Week of May 12th 2014

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Porsche sued over ‘Fast and Furious’ actor Paul Walker’s fatal crash
Kristine Rodas, the widow of Roger Rodas — who in November 2013 was killed along with actor Paul Walker in a Porsche Carrera GT crash — filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the automaker, according to several media reports

Source: Automotive News
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Ford recalling more than 692,000 Escape, C-Max vehicles to fix 2 safety problems
DETROIT – Ford is recalling more than 692,000 Escape small SUVs and C-Max gas-electric hybrids in North America, including almost 90,000 in Canada, to fix two safety problems. The recalls cover vehicles from the 2013 and 2014 model years. Most of the Escapes have both

Source: Times Colonist
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Virginia citizens potentially exposed to measles
Citizens in Virginia’s Loudoun and Fairfax counties between April 23 and May 1 may have been exposed to a person with the measles, according to northern Virginia area health officials.
In an attempt to identify those who were exposed, health officials released a list of locations and dates of potential exposure, including the Chantilly Department of Motor Vehicles, Inova Dulles South Urgent Care Center, South Riding Pediatrics, Inova Dulles South Radiology Imaging Center and the Inova Fairfax Hospital.

Source: Vaccine News Daily
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AARP Driver Course to be held at Hanson-Sewell Center
A Smart Driver Course, hosted by AARP, is scheduled for Thursday, May 29 at 8:45 a.m. at the Northeast Texas Community College Hanson-Sewell Center in Pittsburg. This newly-revised, four-hour course may qualify attendees for significant car insurance discounts with many auto insurance companies. The course is designed for seniors 50 years and older, however, anyone may enroll. Topics include common crash situations, driver safety strategies, new state laws, effects of aging on driving, and others. Class size is limited and participants must call to enroll. This Smart Driver Course is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members.

Source: The Gilmer Mirror
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Tax office expands motor vehicle registration locations
Kroger is the newest subcontractor of the Denton County Tax Assessor-Collector office to offer motor vehicle registration renewals. The grocery store chain now offers registration renewal services in Denton County, including their two Flower Mound stores and Highland Village location

Source: Cross Timbers Gazette
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Texans urged “Don’t buy a wreck. Do a title check”
AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) 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: Dayton News
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Change in law could mean wait for specialty car tags
Alabama drivers who buy specialty license plates might be leaving the local department of motor vehicles empty-handed — at least in the short term — thanks to a bill enacted earlier this year.
The bill authorizes the Alabama Department of Revenue to contract a third party to print and deliver specialty license plates. Those plates have historically been printed by the Department of Corrections, but lawmakers hope the shift to a third-party contractor will save money.

Source: The Anniston Star
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Bill extending Louisiana drivers’ license renewal to six years closer to passage
Legislation intended to shorten lines at the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles by giving motorists two more years before their driver’s licenses expire is headed for final passage in the House. The House Transportation, Highways and Public Works Committee approved Senate bill Monday (May 12) without objection.

Source: NOLA Media Group
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