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Consider yourself lucky — or perhaps overdue — if you’re an adult who has never been in a car accident. Consider that in 2015 alone, more than 2.4 million people were injured and nearly 35,000 people died in 6.2 million crashes nationwide, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. READ MORE >>

Despite the legal requirements in 49 states, many drivers in the U.S. remain uninsured. Don't risk your financial health—make sure you're insured, and learn how to protect yourself in the event of an accident with an uninsured motorist. Uninsured motorists are relatively common READ MORE >>

When an uninsured driver is at fault in an accident, insured drivers, or their insurance companies, are often left to pay for the resulting physical damage and health costs. As in cases with an underinsured driver, these individuals may not have high enough limits on his or her policy to cover all costs of damage caused. READ MORE >>

When it came to company vehicles and employee drivers, Green Landscaping Co. (a pseudonym) did a lot of things right. The vehicles were maintained on a set schedule, their employees were all subject to biennial motor vehicle record reviews and every truck was outfitted with a telematics device that reports the vehicle’s location and speed. READ MORE >>

A certificate of insurance (cert) is one of the most commonly requested documents in contract bids. It acts as a snapshot of coverage to verify that a policy exists, and it lists key policy features, such as the effective dates of coverage, types of coverage included, and amounts of coverage. READ MORE >>

The heat of summer can make this otherwise beautiful season downright unpleasant. For drivers who don't enjoy intense heat, getting into a car that has been parked in hot weather can feel like being roasted alive. Stay cool and get more out of your summer by using these tips to keep your car cooler when parked: READ MORE >>

The clock is ticking. Come Dec. 17, the paper logbooks that truck drivers have been required to use to track their hours of work and rest since the 1930's will be history for interstate trucking operations, used only for emergency backup in case of a malfunction of new, mandatory electronic logging devices. READ MORE >>

If you had a self-driving car, how much attention do you really think you’d need to pay to the road? That’s what we wanted to find out when we asked nearly 3,000 licensed U.S. drivers in a new national survey to coincide with Distracted Driving Awareness Month. READ MORE >>

With so much new car safety technology, it’s hard to believe that traffic deaths would be on the rise. Yet that’s exactly what a new release from the National Safety Council revealed. The organization shared that 40,000 auto fatalities occurred in 2016—which represents a 14 percent jump from 2014. READ MORE >>

  For decades, Americans have had a love affair with their cars – from the sweet 1950’s Ford Thunderbird to the slick Corvette of the ‘80s. There’s just something about being behind the wheel–it’s that free feeling you get on the open road. READ MORE >>

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