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AAA Announces Third Round of Financial Relief for Auto Insurance Policyholders

American Automobile Association (AAA) members who insure their vehicles through the Interinsurance Exchange of the Automobile Club will receive a third round of premium refunds totaling approximately $46 million, according to the association’s release. This latest COVID-19 financial relief is … Continue reading

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AAA Study Finds Active Driving Assistance Systems Do Less to Assist Drivers

“[The] American Automobile Association (AAA) has repeatedly found that active driving assistance systems do not perform consistently, especially in real-word scenarios,” said Greg Brannon, AAA automotive engineering and industry relations director, speaking about a recent AAA study. AAA evaluated four … Continue reading

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AAA Reports Highlight Gains in Knowing Vehicle Glass Types

“Approximately 33% of 2018 vehicle models have laminated windows,” according to the National Auto Glass Specification catalog. Meanwhile, most of your customers aren’t aware of what glass their vehicle has, which can be hazardous for them, according to recent data … Continue reading

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Some Find Issues With Fees In Safelite Case

The messy dispute between the Minnesota Insurance Commissioner, Mike Rothman and Safelite have resulted in some hefty fees for Safelite’s attorneys. Last week the Eighth Circuit Court ruled the legal team for the auto glass repair company deserved close to … Continue reading

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Studies Show Old Headlights Can Lead To More Accidents

Every vehicle on the road has headlights, but can the quality of a person’s lights affect your business? According to a recent AAA study, having older headlights increase the possibility of impairing a driver by limiting the range of vision … Continue reading

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AAA Studies ADAS and Windshield Replacements

AAA recently conducted a study of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) in three vehicles “to better understand the costs of replacing and/or calibrating ADAS sensors in typical collision and repair scenarios.” According to a report released this month about the … Continue reading

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Multiple Crashes Steer Drivers Away From Self-Driving Cars

For more than a century, cars have given drivers access to go anywhere they choose. And for decades there have been improvements in style, design and safety. These changes have helped give car buyers more options when looking for their … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Set to See Highest Travel Volume in 12 Years

This Thanksgiving is on track to see the highest volume of travel since 2005, with an estimated 50.9 million Americans traveling at least 50 miles away from their home, according to AAA. That’s 1.6 million more travelers compared to last … Continue reading

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Minnesota Refutes Safelite’s Motion for Summary Judgment

What a difference a word makes. The Minnesota Department of Commerce says Safelite Group and Safelite Solutions went beyond telling policyholders in the state that they “may” be balance billed by out-of-network glass companies, and says the company told policyholders they “will” or “would” be charged for the difference between what the shop charges and what the insurer pays. So says the Department of Commerce’s court filing in response to Safelite’s motion for summary judgement. Continue reading

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AAA: Consumers May Not Be Ready for Autonomous But They Want ADAS

As automakers and technology companies move full steam ahead to produce fully autonomous vehicles in the near future, a big question is whether or not consumers are ready for self-driving vehicles? New study results from AAA indicate consumers may not be ready. Three-quarters of Americans are “afraid” to ride in a self-driving vehicle, according to the research. Continue reading

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Court: Safelite-Minnesota Case Must Be Ready for Summer Trial

The U.S. Federal District Court for Minnesota has issued a scheduling order in the Safelite-Minnesota case saying all parties must be ready for a bench trial by August 29, 2016. Safelite Group and Safelite Solutions filed the lawsuit in U.S. Federal District Court in April 2015 to enjoin and declare invalid enforcement of a Minnesota statute which excludes the company “from doing business in Minnesota without the opportunity for a hearing.” Continue reading

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Safelite Calls Minnesota Commerce Commissioner’s Response a “Red Herring”

Safelite Group and Safelite Solutions attorneys says the Minnesota Commerce Commissioner is attempting “to distract attention from the unconstitutional speech restrictions by asserting that Safelite is ‘engaged in the unlicensed adjusting of insurance claims.’” The attorneys call this a “red herring” and say the crux of the case is about the company’s right to free speech, not licensed claims adjustment. Continue reading

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Many AGRR Companies Anticipate Business Upswing When Holiday Travelers Return

It appears a large number of AGRR companies will be closed Friday and Saturday in celebration of Independence Day in the United States, but shop owners expect business demand to climb early next week as Fourth of July travelers return home. And one shop owner in Wilmington, N.C., says Tropical Storm Arthur will ramp up business even more. He is already seeing hail and strong winds today. Continue reading

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AAA: 36.1 Million Memorial Day Travelers to Go 50 Miles or More from Home

AAA Travel estimates 36.1 million Americans will travel 50 or more miles from home this Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 1.5-percent increase from the 35.5 million people who traveled in 2013. More than eight in 10 of these travelers are expected to drive to their destination, according to AAA. Continue reading

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Alpine Glass Wins Eighth Arbitration Award for Short Pays

Alpine Glass of Minneapolis, Minn., has been awarded an arbitration award against AAA Insurance Co. for $149,500.57. The award represents 100 percent of the amount sought through arbitration for short pays from the insurer. Mike Reid, president of Alpine Glass, … Continue reading

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