Car Insurance Roundup, April 26, 2016


Sparks fly when I try to insure my Nissan Leaf electric car | Money | The Guardian

I replaced my 1.6 litre diesel VW Golf with a Nissan Leaf electric car six months ago, and am now totally converted to electric cars.

However, when our insurance recently came up for renewal the premium almost doubled from around £300 to more than £600. When asked why, the broker said many insurers won’t insure electric vehicles because they are an “unknown quantity”.

The more I think about it, the more unfair I think it is, as it pays to drive sedately in an electric vehicle as you save charge, and I suspect that drivers have far fewer accidents pro rata. 


A New Blog Post Presents Car Models That Get the Cheapest Auto Insurance Premiums! | news.sys-con.com

Not every vehicle will get the same auto insurance premiums. Some are cheaper to cover than others. The reason for this is the good safety rating that some models get and their overall technical condition. 


Natural Factors That Can Damage a Car and The Importance of Having Comprehensive Auto Insurance! | news.sys-con.com

A car can be damaged by natural phenomenons and if this happens, the only type of auto insurance that pays benefits in this scenario is comprehensive coverage. This type of plan is designed to cover damages caused by things that are out of the insured’s control. It also provides protection for theft, vandalism and damages caused by animals. 


Minimum wage fails to support average citizen

The minimum wage in Florida is currently set at $8.05, which means a 40-hour work week earns the average employee $322.

Assuming the employee, let’s call her Jess, never took a sick day or vacation and worked 40 hours for 52 weeks, that person would only earn $16,744 before taxes. The Federal poverty level for one person in 2016 is set at $11,800.

If Jess lived in Orlando and paid the average rent of $988 for a one bedroom apartment, that leaves her with just $4,888. This all before taxes — and utilities, groceries, car payments, gas, car insurance, medical expenses, health care, birth control, toiletries and her cell phone bill. That’s assuming Jess is the type of person who doesn’t subscribe to Netflix, doesn’t attend any sort of entertainment events and doesn’t have a pet. 


Kemsley: Why I like to drive for Uber | Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa city council’s Uber debate leans in the direction of taxi-like regulation. Users and Uber drivers have been ignored and forgotten. The costs concomitant with regulation will downgrade the quality of life of Ottawa’s most vulnerable — new Canadians, students and people hovering around the poverty line. 


£13.3m motorists risk driving with bad eyesight – Brechin Advertiser

New research has revealed that 13.3 million motorists who need glasses or contact lenses drive without them.

Such risky driving increases the risk of an accident four-fold and drivers risk invalidating their insurance, a £1,000 fine or could face prison if they cause a fatal accident due to defective vision.

The research, by Direct Line Car Insurance, found that 37 per cent of motorists claim they haven’t had a vision test in the past two years or more, despite good eyesight being a basic requirement of safe driving. 


10 Best and Worst Deals in Hawaii | GOBankingRates

Warm trade winds, swaying palms, crystal blue waters: There are several reasons why more than 8.5 million people visited Hawaii in 2015, spending a record $15.2 billion. As of December 2015, visitors spent an average of $197 per day, per person. For a family of four on holiday, the average can really add up. 


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