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Jan 22, 2013 (1:55 pm)
That example has never happened in my 50+ years in the insurance business. Speculations can be wild.
Jan 22, 2013 (2:23 pm)
How many "speculative" links re insurance companies trying to shift the blame onto the victim would you like?
Jan 22, 2013 (9:23 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 (7:03 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 21823 Inconsiderate pedestrians?
Jan 23, 2013 (8:36 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 21823 Re: Lessons before tickets [backy]
Jan 23, 2013 (5:48 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 (6:03 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.
#21318 of 21823 Re: Lessons before tickets [jjackson12]
Jan 23, 2013 (7:17 pm)
Yes, seriously. Do you live in an area where it snows a lot? People driving around with obstructed windows is very common where I live... and a big safety issue.
Everyone should know you don't do things like text while driving, camp in the left lane, drive without lights in dim light etc. etc. But how many posts here have been directed at those and other rules that "everyone should know"?
#21319 of 21823 Re: Winter Driving [jjackson12]
Jan 23, 2013 (7:30 pm)
It really depends on the traffic. A cold, snowy, blustery day with no traffic... on a flat, straight highway shouldn't slow anyone down much.
For there isn't anything on a road like that requiring sudden stops or steering changes.
Unfortunately, we have drivers here in the US that are so poor that they actually *CAN'T* handle driving in a straight line at a steady speed... even in *GOOD* weather.
Case in point: http://youtu.be/kzlg3oQMze4