Monthly Archives: November 2013

NICB Reports Small Decline in Motorcycle Thefts in 2012

DES PLAINES, Ill. – The National Insurance Crime Bureau today released a report on motorcycle thefts in the United States for 2012. The report is based on National Crime Information Center (NCIC) motorcycle theft data for 2012. A total of 46,061 motorcycles were reported stolen in 2012 compared with 46,667 reported stolen in 2011—a decrease of 606 thefts or 1 percent.  

American Honda Motor Company, Inc. had the highest reported thefts in 2012 with 9,082. In second place was Yamaha Motor Corporation with 7,517. American Suzuki Motor Corporation (7,017), Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (4,839) and Harley Davidson, Inc. (3,755) round out the top five makes.

California was the state where
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4 apps to prevent distracted driving

As my 15-year-old son gets ready to take his driver’s education course, get his learner’s permit and head down the path to a life of driving, I worry about how to get across this one simple message: No texting while driving.

The statistics are striking. And, it’s worth stopping and absorbing them with your teenager. According to, ”The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that in 2010 driver distraction was the cause of 18 percent of all fatal crashes – with 3,092 people killed – and crashes resulting in an injury – with 416,000 people wounded.”

And, of more relevance to teens, says, ”11 percent of all drivers under the age of
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We Are Agents of Change

Sacramento, CA– On the eve of an annual diversity summit hosted by the California Department of Insurance, the insurance industry itself is taking careful stock of its little-noticed impact on African-American communities across the state.

In a report released earlier this year, the industry’s increased profile in the African-American community was initially detailed in a report earlier this year, entitled “The Insurance Industry’s Impact on California’s Economy.”

The 26-page study looked at a number of topics, focused on how the industry provides employment; contributes to California’s infrastructure; helps builds communities with through procurement diversity; and conducts outreach through close ties to charitable nonprofit organizations.

According to the report, Californians bought life insurance coverage
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