72 Alerts From the INSURANCE Tag


More Night Time Restrictions for Teen Drivers. Why? : oos E-Newsletter #398

Earlier this month, the Center for Disease Control came out with new guidelines for state legislatures to consider including:  Set the driving curfew for 16 to 17 year olds closer to 9:00 PM.  The reason the CDC gives has to do with a report that nationwide, 31-percent of the 16 and 17-year-old drivers involved in […]

What’s Wrong with Airbags?: oos E-Newsletter #383

By Shelia Dunn, oos Communications Director If you drive a car manufactured after 2003, you probably have smart frontal airbags whether you want them or not.  This is a fact of life since frontal airbags have been mandated by the Federal Government. The Federal Highway Administration reports that in 2011, 96% of all new cars had […]

History Repeating Itself: oos E-Newsletter #381

By Gary Biller, oos President My indoctrination to oos affairs was immediate when I joined the organization in July 2009.  The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, that bastion of the auto insurance industry, had just released a report titled, Long Term Effects of Repealing the National Maximum Speed Limit (NMSL) in the United States.  The […]

A Few “Pointers” for Surviving Deer Season: oos E-Newsletter #358

Despite the faltering Green Bay Packers, Cheeseheads can still rejoice since this weekend is the opening of white-tailed deer hunting season in Wisconsin. And with it comes increased risk of a deer-vehicle collision. According to State Farm Insurance, the odds of having an accident claim involving a deer, elk or moose are 1 out of […]

Some Pointers on Driver’s License Points: oos E-Newsletter #352

One of the most common questions we get from members is how many points will a given violation add to their driving record. It’s an important question, but it’s not the only one to ask after you get a traffic ticket. You also need to know how many points it takes to trigger a license […]