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July 2017
Easy Ways To Help Keep You Safe During Summer Travel

Easy Ways To Help Keep You Safe During Summer Travel

With summer travel season reaching its peak, most people are busy thinking about what to pack and what to do first when they arrive at their destination.   But that leaves many travelers unprepared to deal with unfortunate surprises such

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May 2017
U.S. Consumers Should Get More Protection Under New EU Rules

U.S. Consumers Should Get More Protection Under New EU Rules

A new set of rules going into effect in Europe means customers of some U.S. companies will get extra protection for their personal data, according to reports. Companies, such as banks, credit cards and insurance companies, have to be more

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April 2017
Driving Distracted Creates ‘Hangover Effect,’ AAA Says

Driving Distracted Creates ‘Hangover Effect,’ AAA Says

Technology has allowed us to stay connected in new ways, but sending a text message or replying to an email from behind the wheel can cause a “hangover effect,” according to AAA. In a 2013 study, researchers at the AAA

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March 2017
Five Things To Know About The Fault Capable of Producing a 7.0 Quake in Southern California

Five Things To Know About The Fault Capable of Producing a 7.0 Quake in Southern California

A series of fault lines previously thought to be unrelated is actually one long fault that could generate a 7.4 magnitude earthquake in Southern California, a new study shows.  Here are five things to know about the surprising study: The

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January 2017
Device helps thieves steal cars, study shows

Device helps thieves steal cars, study shows

A device developed by engineers for manufacturers to test the vulnerability of vehicle systems is allowing thieves to steal cars that use key fobs. The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) says the boxy device, about the size of a smartphone,

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December 2016
Choosing which road to travel could factor into your car insurance

Choosing which road to travel could factor into your car insurance

Most drivers don’t give much thought about the roads they take, but that route could potentially add dollars to your auto insurance. Big insurers including Allstate, State Farm and Travelers are pushing for trip-based insurance rates, which will charge customers based

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October 2016
Government moves to protect cars against cyber attacks

Government moves to protect cars against cyber attacks

New guidelines have been issued for automakers and developers seeking to protect the computers that control vehicles.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration suggested a series of protections to prevent a vehicle from misbehaving even when it is hacked, according to the

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Survey Reveals Teens’ Worst Driving Habits

Survey Reveals Teens’ Worst Driving Habits

For the first time in nearly a decade the number of teenagers involved in deadly car crashes is rising, according to new federal data. The data reveals a 10 percent increase in teen driving deaths over last year. The most

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Self-driving cars face uncertain journey

Self-driving cars face uncertain journey

Self-driving cars are already on the road and it won’t be long until the roads will be flooded with them.  Some estimates show that 25 percent of all cars sold will be self-driving by 2030. California regulators have proposed banning

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Earthquake swarm causes anxiety in Southern California

Earthquake swarm causes anxiety in Southern California

A swarm of earthquakes at the Salton Sea set off a wave of anxiety among Southern Californians.  Earlier this month, the swarm prompted scientists to issue a warning for an elevated risk of earthquakes.  The alert is rare, leading the

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