Most Recent Auto Insurance Guide in Driving And Traffic Laws

  • Rules to be followed on the US roads for a new comer

    by Hayden Krueger

    Driving in the continental US is not that easy & simple & knowing the road or traffic rules is pretty important for anyone who is not familiar with such rules. For a person coming from a different part of the world & adapting the road rules in the US can be tough. Also it can be a case with someone visiting the US & renting a car to move around the country. More importantly getting accustomed to the car is also a challenging issue if the person is from a part of the world where the controls are assembled in a different manner. As for instance if someone belongs to Europe there would problems adjusting some of the controls which are around the steering instead the dash.

    However people coming from anywhere should get a good knowledge about the driving & road rules as the penalties to be incurred in … Click here to read more

  • Different ways in which driving and traffic laws affect auto insurance

    by Hayden Krueger

    Driving, as well as the state laws where you reside could greatly affect the auto insurance premium that you might be paying. It is therefore important to be well versed with most rules, so that you don’t get any negative remarks in your driving record. This is important, because when you apply for auto insurance, companies invariably tend to check your driving record in the past, especially the last 2 or 3 years to check driving patterns and common driving violations. From this, companies tend to deduce whether you are a reasonably safe driver or not. If the chances of your being reckless and getting involved in an accident are high, you will be charged higher rates, specifically because the risk of your claiming for damages would be high.

    Liability insurance

    This is commonly mandated across all states. Third party liability insurance has to be purchased by all vehicle owners, … Click here to read more

  • Nitty-gritty of driving and traffic laws to let you have a secured life

    by Hayden Krueger

    Don’t you like to drive cars? Well, I am sure that you like to drive cars because driving gives the feeling of freedom. Yes, driving is supposed to be one of the most interesting, adventurous and entertaining event, if done, maintaining rules and regulations. Otherwise, it can bring difficulties too.

    You must be aware of the kind of difficulties reckless driving can bring. Speeding, rash driving, overtaking, drunk driving, or other such violations of traffic rules can reach you behind the bars or can cause you huge amount of penalties. Sometimes, the driving license is also seized to give you punishment. So, why dropping into such additional troubles when you can avoid them easily just maintaining the driving and traffic laws?

    Therefore, let us discuss the driving and traffic laws in details, so that your life car can run smooth like your vehicles and difficulties stay far away from you.… Click here to read more

  • Less Violation, More Insurance Savings

    by Hayden Krueger

    It is every driver’s responsibility to drive and use the road in safety. It is not only essential to practice the safest ways to drive including the use of seatbelts, avoiding drunk driving or ensuring the best condition of the vehicle, but to become aware of each and every traffic laws to avoid any violation that would be recorded and put you in a bad light.

    Before you pass the driving license, you are first trained about the major and minor traffic rules that should be followed at any circumstance. These rules are not designed just for everyone else to know. It is meant for every road user’s protection and should be followed accordingly to prevent any road danger. For instance, the basic law of wearing seatbelts is designed to protect any passenger from more serious injuries in a car accident.

    It is every driver’s responsibility to follow traffic rules … Click here to read more

  • Driving to reduce the premium rates

    by Hayden Krueger

    Auto insurance premium makes up a big chunk of monthly budget for all drivers in USA since it is a mandatory requirement to drive. Naturally, every driver tries to save the amount that goes out to insurance companies every month. There are some factors which are not under the control of policy holders that can cause the premiums to go high, for example, geographical area of residence. But there are some things that the drivers can do to bring down the premium rates successfully. Driving record of every individual driver listed on the policy directly affects the amount that the driver pays as premiums every month.

    When the driver listed on the policy makes a traffic violation, and is caught in the action and fined, it shows up on the records of the insurance company. Naturally, when the driver does not follow the traffic laws diligently, he or she becomes … Click here to read more

  • Traffic Rules and Auto Insurance Rates

    by Hayden Krueger

    Every driver or car insurance policy holder is probably aware that his driving behavior can affect the cost of his insurance. Traffic offenses have an important impact on premium rates that should be known to any policy holder. In the US, availing auto insurance is a mandatory requirement for drivers, which is why it has developed to be a big industry. Drivers who want to reduce expenses of his car insurance can determine all the factors that affect how he is charged of his premium rate and take action by taking control of the controllable ones which include his driving behavior. By knowing all the traffic rules, he can avoid being penalized and keep a good driving record.

    Insurance requirements do vary from one state to another, but traffic rules typically come as general rules to abide on the road. While insurance requirements vary, the influence of traffic offenses may … Click here to read more

  • How not to spend all your time paying for driving offences

    by Hayden Krueger

    There is a bridgeless chasm between knowing how to drive and being a good driver. You must understand that safe and efficient driving depends on two things: How you handle the car and your ability to follow traffic laws. Have a look at this list of familiar driving traps.

    • Adjust your driving seat according to your height. Don’t sit on the steering wheel and don’t sit so far back either that your feet can’t touch the pedals. The rear view mirror should show traffic behind you clearly- it’s not for putting on lipstick. Make sure your seat belt is on. Lock the doors and switch on child lock if there are children with you. Don’t let any kids sit in your lap and drive. If you have a baby, use a bay seat. Keep pets in the backseat- don’t have a big dog poking his body out of the window
    • Click here to read more

  • Traffic offenses and their impact on premium rates

    by Hayden Krueger

    Auto insurance is a mandatory requirement when driving on the roads of USA. Since every driver has to have insurance, it is a big business and there are many companies to choose from. Finding the insurance policy that does not cost a fortune is the challenge that many vehicle owners face. There are many factors that the auto insurance premiums depend on. Some of them are not in the control of the policy holder, like the geographical area of residence, and the statistics that the insurance companies follow in order to decide the premium rates. But there are some factors that the drivers can control, like following the traffic rules.

    Different states have different insurance requirements, and the premium rates are priced differently. But the one thing that is common is the fact that with the increase in traffic offenses, the premium rate of the individual is hiked regardless of … Click here to read more

  • Effects of traffic violations on premium rates

    by Hayden Krueger

    Auto insurance is very necessary to protect the vehicles on road, in the event of any unforeseen circumstances. Since auto insurance pays for the damages resulting from collision or other accidents, the driving record plays an important role in deciding the premium rates for an individual. Insurance premiums differ for every individual and it depends on a lot of factors. Most important factors deciding the premium rates are the model and the year of manufacture of the car, geographical location, and the driving record of the individual.

    Every traffic violation has an impact on the driving record of the individual. Since the driving records are tracked actively by the insurance company, when the policy holder makes a violation it is recorded by the company. Depending upon the kind of violation, the premium rates of the policy holder will be increased until the driving record is cleared again. Every small traffic … Click here to read more

  • Distracted driving laws and use of cell phone while driving

    by Hayden Krueger

    Distracted driving is something that seems to be causing serious problems in the US. Thousands of people become the victims of distracted driving every year. Accidents are caused mainly due to distracted driving. While some people get killed, the others suffer serious injuries as a result of this.

    These accidents are caused mainly due to talking on the cell phones or due to text messages while driving. This has become a huge menace and seems to have reached dangerous levels. States are trying hard to deal with this problem. Statistics show that there is a steady rise in the number of cases of distracted driving and states are embracing laws that regulate cell phone use while driving. Distracted driving is not only causing harm to the person behind the wheel, but is also putting pedestrians and fellow motorists on the road under serious risk. This is something that cannot be … Click here to read more

  • Understanding the laws that govern driving in New Jersey

    by Hayden Krueger

    New Jersey driving laws and traffic laws are enforced by the “Motor Vehicle Commission.” The Motor Vehicle Security and Customer Service Act replaced the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in 2003. The following paragraphs will give you some of the laws that are required for you to follow while driving.

    1. Speed Limits
      • Residential  areas and Suburban areas: 35mph
      • Business areas and some residential zones: 25mph
      • Turnpikes and some highways: 65mph
      • All Interstate Roads: 55mph
      • Fines will be doubled in areas which  are posted as “ safe corridor area”
      • 65mph is the standard speed limit, you will be fined if you increase the speed by 10mph
      • The fines could range up to $52 to $202 and double in construction zones.
      • Speeding is given points ranging from 2 points to 5 points. For example, if you are driving 14mph over the posted speed limit, you will have 2 points. If you drive
    2. Click here to read more

  • The finer points of traffic laws in Georgia

    by Hayden Krueger

    Violations of traffic laws are the most common kind of criminal offences in Georgia. The following are a few laws that will help you drive safely and avoid any accidents.

    1. Move over Law: This law was introduced after there was an increase in the collision where vehicles were parked by an officer for speeding and other offences. There was a high number of death toll including high maintenance workers and police/traffic officers.                                                                      This Law states that drivers must slow-down and approach with caution when they see any vehicle parked on the side of a highway. If you violate this you can be fined up to $500.
    2. Children Seat Belt laws: This law came into existence after the “The bill of Madison” which portrayed the case of a little girl who was saved because of a booster seat during a fatal accident. This Law requires you to restrain a
    3. Click here to read more

  • Texas driving laws you should know

    by Hayden Krueger

    Speeding laws

    • The maximum speed limit is 70mph on highways and freeways, farm and ranch to market roads during daylight and 65mph during night hours.
    • Alleys : 15mph
    • Country roads: 15mph
    • You will be charged for speeding depending on how many mph you were driving above the speed limit
    • The fine varies in different municipalities, for example in Houston- 1 to 5mph over the speed limit will get you charged with a fine of $165. In Austin- 5 or less mph will get you charged $164 but if you pay up early it will be reduced to $143.

    Senior Citizens Laws

    • This Law is referred to as “Katie’s Law” which was named after Katie Bolka who was a 90yr old woman who while driving failed to see the red light at the intersection
    • This law requires senior citizens above the age of 79 years to come in person
    • Click here to read more

  • Driving and traffic laws in Florida

    by Hayden Krueger

    Every state in the country has its own set of driving laws that govern the safety of the people, pedestrians and other vehicles on the road. The state of Florida is no different. You need to know the various driving and traffic laws in this state if you intend to be a safe driver.

    Safety Belts: The passengers and the driver will have to wear their respective seat belts, if the passenger is 18 or more and is found not to be wearing a seat belt, he/she will be fined. Children under 3years will have to be restrained with federally approved safety devices.  There are various kinds of child restraint devices ranging from removable to integrated, and you can choose whichever is suitable for you. Seat belts are given much importance as you are twice more likely to survive an accident with seat belts than without.

    The following … Click here to read more

  • The importance of abiding by the various driving and traffic laws

    by Hayden Krueger

    Laws are the basic pillars on which civilizations stand. Since time immemorial, societies are dependent on our sense of self regulation and assessment of what is right and wrong for our selves and others. But just as one bad apple spoils the whole basket, even one individual who places self interest above larger good jeopardizes society at large. Laws are enacted to nip the problem in the bud in the overall interest of societal well being. Driving and traffic laws ensure order on the roads and enable safe passage for all on the streets. Traffic laws are rules of the road which pedestrians and motorists are expected to follow. These laws enable smooth and organized flow of traffic on the roads.

    The primary of traffic rules pertains to directionality. In some countries like America, vehicles ply on the right side of the road while others like India require vehicles to … Click here to read more

  • Driving and traffic laws of new mexico

    by Hayden Krueger

    The Motor Vehicle Division sets driving laws and the local and state police ensure that all drivers follow the rules and regulations of the road. Below are some of the important state laws of road:

    1. Speed Limit:
      • All drivers are required to follow an unconditional speed limit of 75mph. The speed limit is 55mph -60mph in rural areas and 30mph when it comes to city roads.
      • Certain special areas like school zones or railway crossings, there will be signboards indicating that the speed limit is 15mph
      • Apart from speeding, you can also be charged for driving too slow, i.e. much below the required speed which may lead to accidents.
      • If you exceed the speed limit if 75mph, your license could be suspended or revoked.
    2. Alcohol Laws:
      • Blood Alcohol Limits (BAC) is used as a parameter to determine how intoxicated you are.
      • The maximum limit is around .08% which
    3. Click here to read more

  • Effects of driving on the insurance premium rates

    by Hayden Krueger

    Insuring cars is very necessary for the prime reason of protecting them in the event of damages due to collision. Insurance companies pay out the decided sum of money to the damaged cars in order to repair the damages, or replace the car in case of irreplaceable spare parts. Naturally, the premium rates of the insurance companies depend on a lot of facts that has to do with the individual’s driving records, and the driving conditions of the particular area. Driving record and traffic rules are one of the deciding factors of the insurance premium rates, and the reason why the premium rates of two different regions is never the same.

    Driving conditions is not necessarily in control of the individual applying for the insurance, but most definitely, the driving record of every individual is his or her own responsibility. A bad driving record means high monthly premium rates until … Click here to read more

  • What to Do After a Car Accident

    by Hayden Krueger

    Car accidents happen all the time across the United States. You see them on TV, hear about them on the radio, read about them in the newspapers, and on the Internet. You’ve seen how many lives were unnecessary lost as well as leaving extensive damage to properties. Common reasons why these things happen, include drunk driving, distractions, use of drugs, construction zones, etc. These and more are the reasons why you should not drive without a sufficient insurance coverage.

    No one in his right mind would tell you that he wants to be in a car accident. We do anything to avoid it, but sometimes, accidents do happen in a flash.

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the most prevalent car accidents would involve a single car, two cars or more, pedestrians, car and motorcycle, and a car to a truck. Should you find yourself in one … Click here to read more

  • How to Be Safety on the Road

    by Hayden Krueger

    If you want cheap or affordable insurance, you need to show your insurer that you’re a safe driver. How do you exactly do that? We’ll discuss it in this article.

    You can accomplish this task in two ways. First, you need to follow the laws of the road, and regulations by observing traffic laws and signage. They are there to remind you of what you can or cannot do. To disobey them is an offense, and you could be punished for being so hardheaded. The second one is to take into account is the safety of the other drivers. If all drivers would think before doing something stupid, car accidents will not be as prevalent as today.

    Following road laws and practicing safe driving behavior will reduce the number of accidents that happen each year. Sadly, this isn’t the case right now. Distracted people rushing to get from, point A … Click here to read more

  • Things you didn’t know about Delaware auto insurance laws

    by Hayden Krueger

    Everybody can find out the basic requirements for auto insurance in the state of Delaware, Or for that matter, in any given state in the United States of America. But to actually know the in’s and out’s of the legal system is not possible by just surfing the internet or asking around. There are so many things that one cannot find by just going to one single website. But if you really are not satisfied with the following, the next best step would be to walk into a local law library and figure out stuff from gigantic books on local laws.

    First we shall cover the basics of auto insurance coverage requirements in Delaware. The basic personal injury protection requirement is $15000 in the state of Delaware. The coverage requirement for all the people involved in an accident is $30000 in the state of Delaware. And for all the property … Click here to read more