Car Insurance Roundup, May 9, 2016


Makati court stops LTO car insurance program – The Standard

The Makati Regional Trial Court permanently stopped the Land Transportation Office from implementing the Reformed Compulsory Third Party Liability for vehicle registration. 


Victorian car-theft crime wave set to drive up insurance premiums | HeraldSun

A CAR-theft crime wave sweeping Melbourne is putting added pressure on insurance premiums. Notorious Apex gang members and opportunists breaking into homes to steal vehicle keys have turned Victoria into the nation’s car theft capital. 


Drivers clobbered as car insurance costs continue to rocket

National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council strategy and programming director Geoff Hughes has warned that drivers of targeted models in theft hot spots, including ­Melbourne’s southeast and northwest, were likely to face higher insurance costs. 


The animal that causes the most car crashes in Victoria

The roads can be a treacherous place. As well as having to avoid other road users, we have to contend with animals venturing out on to the tarmac.

Last year more than 75,000 motorists lodged a claim with the RACV over car damage, and about one in 14 of those involved an animal. 


Minor Traffic Offenses That Can Still Make Your Auto Insurance Premiums Expensive! | news.sys-con.com

Not only drinking and driving or causing a collision accident increase auto insurance premiums. Minor traffic offenses can have a big impact on prices too. Clients should try to avoid getting fines. One or two minor offenses may not have a big impact on rates, but multiple traffic violation, however small, can still cause a price hike. 


Why connected cars might kill the insurance market | Information Age

Gartner predicts that a quarter of a billion connected vehicles will be on the road by 2020. The Internet of Things is infiltrating every aspect of day-to-day living and the latest addition is the connected car. 


Paytm boosts up its marketplace | Business Standard News

Paytm, India’s largest mobile wallet, is going all out to prove that it is a relevant player in the marketplace system. From reinforcing its marketplace portfolio with about 1,000 top brands to a treble growth in online vehicle sales category, the Vijay Shekhar Sharma-led company is doing it all. 


Backstrom believes defense is key to getting hands on Stanley Cup – The Washington Post

In the oft-televised commercial this time of year, Nicklas Backstrom is sitting at his dressing room stall at the Washington Capitals’ practice facility when Lord Stanley suddenly materializes. He then offers to share a secret with Backstrom. 


Communications around parking policy change started in February, according to administration – The Daily Princetonian

Since hitting multiple listserv threads last Tuesday, a petition against the decision to limit undergraduate parking by the Department of Transportation and Public Services has gathered more than 1,200 signatures, spurred upwards of fifty concerned emails addressed to the Undergraduate Student Government, and fueled social media uproar about the lack of transparency. 

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