Man Steals Cement Truck, Hits Vehicles at Michigan GM Facility

Article 0 Comments Authorities say a person is in custody after driving a stolen cement truck through a locked gate at a General Motors facility in mid-Michigan and hitting several parked vehicles. The Eaton County sheriff’s office says no one was injured in the early Thursday collisions in Delta Township, […]

Cambridge Mobile Telematics Receives $500 Million Softbank Funding

Article 0 Comments Massachusetts-based Cambridge Mobile Telematics, which offers safe driving technology that is used globally by insurers and other firms, said it has attracted a $500 million investment from the SoftBank Vision Fund that it will use to grow globally. “This partnership with the Vision Fund is the start […]

14 Sent to Hospital with Minor Injuries After Disney World Bus Crashes

Article 1 Comments A driver of a Walt Disney World bus was ticketed for careless driving after a crash that sent 14 passengers to a hospital with minor injuries. The Florida Highway Patrol says one bus rear-ended another at a parking booth near Epcot on Tuesday morning. A Florida Highway […]

Major Snowstorm Causes Icy Roads, Power Outages Across Much of Southeast

Article 2 Comments Residents walked instead of driving cars and children enjoyed another day of building snowmen with school canceled Monday after a wintry storm dropped snow, sleet or freezing rain across five southern states. Accidents on snow-covered interstates caused major delays over the weekend. Hundreds of flights were canceled […]

Ohio’s New Distracted Driving Law Now in Effect

Article 0 Comments A new Ohio law aimed at cutting down on distracted driving in the state went into effect on Oct. 29. The Ohio Department of Public Safety says House Bill 95 will be a significant distracted driving deterrent and an effective tool for law enforcement to enforce dangerous […]

The Changing Risk and Liability Landscape: New Tech, New Loss Scenarios

Article 0 Comments Advancements in technology are changing the risk landscape irrevocably and driving potential big changes in liability, and other insurance, claims activity. The opportunities for business from new technologies such as autonomous machines, artificial intelligenceI, smart factories and digitalized supply chains are immense and wide-ranging. Increasing interconnection of […]

National Safety Board Calls for Standards for Drugged Driving Tests

Article 0 Comments U.S. transportation safety officials are sounding the alarm on drug-impaired driving, calling for state and federal regulators to do more to tackle the growing problem as states grapple with prescription drug abuse and adopt a more permissive stance on marijuana. The National Transportation Safety Board has called […]

Study Says New Haven Leads State in Distracted Driving Crashes

Article 0 Comments New Haven and Hartford, Conn., lead the state in distracted driving accidents, according to a new study. The Travelers Institute and the Connecticut Safety Research Center say between 2015 and the first half of 2018 there were 1,392 crashes caused by people on cellphones, eating or otherwise […]

Hydroelectric Dams Operating at Peak to Manage Florence’s Floods

Article 0 Comments Florence’s driving rains are forcing hydroelectric dam operators to run generators at full tilt and open flood gates that haven’t been used in more than 20 years. The Tennessee Valley Authority — which operates dams in Tennessee, Georgia and other states — began increasing output last week […]

Arizona City Not Waiting for Statewide Ban on Cellphone Use By Drivers

Article 0 Comments A new law banning the use of cellphones while driving went into effect in a Phoenix suburb this month, making it the latest city to attempt regulation rather than wait for a state effort. Surprise officials put an ordinance banning talking, texting or anything involving a handheld […]