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Emily Terriquez

Sting Operations Cut Pedestrian Casualties

Police across the country frequently conduct “sting operations,” where they ticket drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.

Understandably, this angers…

Emily Terriquez

Health Risks of Driving While Pregnant

Spring is in the air, and it seems that every week someone new announces they’re expecting. While there are many things to worry about while pregnant, driving safety is almost always…

Tom D'Amore

Fixing it First

“Tonight, I propose a Fix-It-First program to put people to work as soon as possible on our most urgent repairs, like the nearly 70,000 structurally deficient bridges across the…

Tom D'Amore

Block cellphone signals in cars to prevent distracted driving?

Should cellphones be automatically disabled in moving vehicles to reduce the growing death toll from distracted driving?

It’s an extreme solution. Researchers publishing in the…

Emily Terriquez

The Changing World of Cars

In the last few years, several technological innovations have changed how we drive our vehicles. Vehicles now have features like built-in cameras, warnings if you get too close to other vehicles,…

Tom D'Amore

How closely should we monitor teenage drivers?

Only 1% of parents think that their teenager regularly sends or receives text messages while driving.

The reality is that a full 26% of teens admit to this dangerous behavior, according to a…

Harmony Miller

Auto Insurance & Young Drivers: An Important Lesson

New drivers are almost never taught about the importance of auto insurance. Like personal finance, most high schools do not have a curriculum that covers this topic. Except the little that is…

Emily Terriquez

Only In Portland — Insurance by the Mile

Oregon is now home to the first auto insurance company that charges users by the mile. MetroMile, based in Redwood City, California, started offering auto insurance policies earlier this…

Douglas Oh-Keith

Why Opting Out is a Bad Idea

Often people buy an insurance policy by telling the sales agent or broker, “Please just get me the cheapest policy.” In tight economic times, insurance falls in there with cable…

Douglas Oh-Keith

Bills bills bills!

“I just want to make sure that my bills from the accident are paid.”

I hear this phrase in the majority of meetings with new clients, although most don’t really care…