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#21308 of 22407 Re: . [xrunner2]
Jan 21, 2013 (5:31 pm)
That is the primary reason I own 3 of them!
#21309 of 22407 Re: . [xrunner2]
Jan 22, 2013 (11:11 am)
Well kept isn't always beautiful...
Out this morning, I am thinking turn signals are a rarely ordered option on late model BMWs. Also saw a Rav4 with a hard spare tire cover and I think wind deflectors (which points to a certain demographic) stop for a green light, I don't know what that was about. And saw a younger woman in a red 2013 SL550 with a phone to her ear - should be a 5 figure fine for her.
Jan 22, 2013 (12:55 pm)
That example has never happened in my 50+ years in the insurance business. Speculations can be wild.
Jan 22, 2013 (1:23 pm)
How many "speculative" links re insurance companies trying to shift the blame onto the victim would you like?
Jan 22, 2013 (8:23 pm)
Amazing! I didn't represent GEICO, SAFECO, & a few other "national" companies. I learned early on that regional small carriers are a lot more reasonable. Two of the most pleasure to deal with were Oregon Mutual and Unigard. Other agent friends were proud of their appointments with Mutual of Enumclaw & Pemco. All decent to deal with in regards to claims and underwriting.
Jan 23, 2013 (6:03 am)
For the first time in forever I'm with a very small company mostly local to Michigan, but financially stable, as near as I can tell from a search at the insurance commission. Even have an agent for the first time in a decade.
Since it's been 34 years since I've had to make a claim, I can't speak to the claims process.
"Mutual of Enumclaw" sounded like a joke name so I looked it up. Never heard of that Washington city - bit ironic that the name the insurance company uses translates as "place of evil spirits".
#21314 of 22407 Inconsiderate pedestrians?
Jan 23, 2013 (7:36 am)
...from a pair of (exceptionally bright) teenagers:
They just got home from their D.C. trip, and both made the observation that folks on foot in the Washington/Baltimore area are very aggressive when crossing streets regardless of crosswalk, and don't bother looking much - they just go, often buried in newspaper and/or device.
Wonder how their auto/pedestrian statistics compare to other metropolitan areas. Anybody remember 'stop, look & listen'?
#21316 of 22407 Re: Lessons before tickets [backy]
Jan 23, 2013 (4:48 pm)
That's nice, but I don't think it will make much of a difference. All drivers should know all the rules, not just informing the ones they happen to catch on their one mistake.
From the article:
In the first two weeks of the "In Focus" program, Edina police stopped about 20 drivers for obstructed vision. Long said most people lean out their windows and ask, "What did I do wrong?"
Jan 23, 2013 (5:03 pm)
Tonight on the way home from work, I must have been moving too slow (40 in a 45) on a 2 lane road with mostly double yellow. The Grand Cherokee behind me flashed his lights about 10 times to get me to move faster. I should be thankful that he didn't flash 200 times to teach me a lesson.
It's winter here, cold temperatures, snow, high winds. It's not like driving on dry pavement on a sunny summer day. The 4WD/AWD crowd wants to drive like it's summer, but they're the ones usually ending up in the ditch.