Automobile Insurance and Traffic Safety

Archive Report

Penalties of Careless Auto Driving

Rise of Traffic Deaths and Insurance Rates

Death by automobile rang up new records over the Fourth of July; more than 500 persons died in traffic accidents. Unless accident incidence takes an unexpected drop in the last half of 1964, more than 50,000 men, women and children will perish in motor traffic in the United States this year, and 1.7 million will suffer disabling injuries. Such statistics have long since lost shock value. But motorists who might otherwise shrug off loss of life on the country's highways are discovering to their dismay that there is a direct relationship between the mounting traffic toll and the rates they have to pay for car insurance.

Liability insurance rates on certain high-risk drivers are reaching ...

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