Who’s the better driver?

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Who's the better driver?

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Car insurance by age

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Car insurance can vary by age, because the typical risks involved with each age group vary drastically. Think you’re a great driver, because you’re old and sage? Not everyone would agree. Afraid of teens who always seem distracted? Don’t make assumptions: those kids might be better drivers than the average middle-aged man. Take a look at the infographic below to find out the truth about insurance breaks by age.

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How auto insurance compares to other household expenses

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When you think about your annual expenses, you might think that auto insurance is a major drain on your finances, and while we all want to save as much as we can, auto insurance in fact only accounted for 2.19% of overall consumer expenditure in the United States in 2009 (the most recent data) – or less than people spend on telephone bills.

We looked into statistics by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and found that in all four regions of the United States (Northeast, South, Midwest and West) auto insurance accounted for a smaller portion of consumer expenditure than telephone costs, and only slightly more than what US consumers spend on television & audio.

Take a look at our latest infographic below for more comparisons between what people pay for auto insurance to what they spend on sweets nationwide, meat in Boston, housekeeping supplies in Chicago, gas in Houston and public transit in San Francisco. Are you surprised by these statistics or are they in line with your own expectations and experience?

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10 Dangerous Driver Distractions

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With summer in full swing and millions of Americans going on road trips, driver safety is never more important to keep at the top of your mind. While kids playing in the backseat, eating in the car and studying maps are all part of the summer road trip experience, they also happen to be some of the most common ways that drivers get distracted and end up in accidents. Distracted driving is one of the most dangerous issues on the road today. As you can see from our infographic below, in 2009 alone there were 5,474 deaths, and nearly half a million injuries associated with accidents involving distracted driving. Using data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, our infographic depicts ten common distractions cited in accident reports, including “lost in thought”, listening to a mobile phone, and getting distracted by moving objects in a vehicle (such as a flying baby bottle). So, whether you’re on a summer road trip or just commuting to work, please stay safe, remember to keep both hands on the wheel and eyes forward while driving – and don’t let yourself get distracted like the driver in our infographic!

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