Monthly Archives: June 2017

IIHS, HLDI Status Report – Vol. 52, No. 4, June 22, 2017

HIGH CLAIMS
Legalizing recreational marijuana is linked to increased crashes

ARLINGTON, Va. — Legalizing recreational marijuana use in Colorado, Oregon and Washington has resulted in collision claim frequencies that are about 3 percent higher overall than would have been expected without legalization, a new Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) analysis shows. This is HLDI’s first report on how marijuana legalization since 2014 has affected crashes reported to insurers.

Read the entire report here.

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IIHS News Release from The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

More than half of midsize SUV headlights tested rate marginal or poor

June 13, 2017
ARLINGTON, Va. — New midsize SUV ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety show that headlights are improving when it comes to visibility, but many still need to do a better job of lighting the road ahead while limiting bothersome glare.

View the entire news release here

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NICB’s 2016 Hot Spots Vehicle Theft Report

Anchorage, AK and Billings, MT Metro Areas Make First-Time Appearance in Top 10

June 8, 2017

DES PLAINES, Ill.—The Albuquerque, N.M. metropolitan statistical area (MSA) had the highest per capita auto theft rate in 2016 according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s (NICB) latest Hot Spots report.

Hot Spots examines vehicle theft data obtained from the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) for each of the nation’s MSAs.  MSAs are designated by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and often include areas much larger than the cities for which they are named. For example, this year’s number one spot, the Albuquerque, N.M. MSA, includes all thefts within the entire county of Bernalillo, not
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