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Car insurance companies are paying out claims in record high numbers. Inevitably, this will have an effect on your insurance premium, as insurers have to raise rates to offset these claims. What's causing this spike in claims, and what can you do? The experts at Selective Insurance explain the 4 reasons your car insurance rates are rising: READ MORE >>

We all know we shouldn't be texting while driving. Soon, Apple will make it impossible to text and drive. Apple's iOS 11, a new version of the operating software for Apple mobile devices, will contain a "Do Not Disturb While Driving" feature. READ MORE >>

It's a fact: most car accidents are the result of distracted driving. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, each day over 8 people are killed and 1,161 are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver. READ MORE >>

We "fell back" last weekend; and while that may have bought you an extra hour of sleep on Sunday, you were probably shocked to find it getting dark at 5 p.m. Daylight savings time brings winter, shorter days and longer nights -- which means you'll likely be driving in the dark a lot more. READ MORE >>

We've all been there -- you're driving on the road, minding your own business, when a deer suddenly jumps in front of your vehicle. Or, perhaps you notice a squirrel or bird in the middle of the road as you approach -- but it doesn't seem to notice you. Or, you're in your neighborhood when a cat wanders into the street. READ MORE >>

Mortgage/rent, groceries, savings, insurance... these are the non-negotiable expenses in someone's monthly budget. And let's face it, most of us aren't exactly thrilled to shell out a portion of our hard-earned money for insurance -- especially car insurance. READ MORE >>

Car seat guidelines have changed dramatically in recent years. For instance, the AAP now recommends that babies continue to ride in their rear-facing seats until age 2 (at least!). However, after your child's second birthday, there are still strict safety rules you need to follow. READ MORE >>

So you've booked your vacation, purchased your travel insurance, and are all packed for your trip! The only thing left is getting there. Whether you're traveling by car or plane, renting a car or taking your minivan, there will likely be some form of driving on your trip -- even if it's just to the airport! READ MORE >>

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