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Self Driving Car Crashes
Kauffman Team | 12 Apr 2021
Technological advances are usually exciting and make our society safer and more efficient. Milestones in self driving vehicle technology have made the news many times in recent years. However, new technology such as this comes with unexpected costs ...
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Kauffman Team | 19 Feb 2021
A dashboard camera, or dash cam, is a useful piece of technology that could potentially help strengthen a legal case if you are in an accident. A dash cam will record the road while you are driving and can capture footage should a collision occur. T...
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Marijuana and Driving
Kauffman Team | 12 Jan 2021
Although the recreational use of marijuana is legal in the state of California, driving while under the influence of marijuana is not. It is a crime with possible penalties including fines, mandatory DUI school, a suspended or revoked driver’s lic...
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Electric Scooter Accidents
Kauffman Team | 22 Aug 2020
A lawsuit against electric scooter company Lime and manufacturer Segway was recently filed in San Francisco, following dozens of accidents that left riders with blunt force trauma to the head, broken bones, and a multitude of other injuries. The law...
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How to choose the best insurance for you: A guide for choosing car insurance
Kauffman Team | 22 Jul 2020
Things to consider when insuring your car: Liability coverage: This covers you in the event that you cause injury or damage to another party. In California, the minimum insurance is $15,000 per person and $30,000 per accident. For a minimal addit...
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Insurance Premium Discounts
Kauffman Team | 17 Apr 2020
With the spread of COVID-19 and resulting statewide stay-at-home orders, people are working and driving less than ever before. Recent data released from California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System indicates a 43% drop i...
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COVID-19 has profoundly changed our world and daily lives
Kauffman Team | 11 Apr 2020
COVID-19 has profoundly changed our world and daily lives. What was unimaginable is now our new normal. Thanks to the foresight of local health directors in the seven Bay Area counties and California State Governor Newsom, we have been sheltering in...
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PG&E Blackouts, Generators & Fire Risk
Kauffman Team | 20 Dec 2019
When PG&E announced its public safety power shutoff during California’s October 2019 wildfires, the demand for backup generators skyrocketed. But with widespread generator use comes a whole other host of risks, including injuries due to fire, ...
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Older Drivers
Kauffman Team | 12 Dec 2019
As the life expectancy steadily grows in the United States, so does the number of older drivers on the road. According to the Federal Highway Administration, there were 28 million licensed drivers 70 years or older in 2017, about 8% of the populatio...
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Are you a Lyft or Uber driver in California?
Kauffman Team | 22 Nov 2019
Did you know that your personal auto insurance provider may drop you from their coverage if they find out that you’re a rideshare driver? This is one of the ugly hidden facts behind rideshare companies, and one of the reasons that you’ll want to ...
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Marin County reports high number of bicycle accidents
Kauffman Team | 20 Sep 2019
With its steep hills, winding roads, and stunning views, its no small wonder that Marin County is one of the best biking destinations in the state. But for cyclists and pedestrians alike, it’s also one of the most dangerous. In 2018, the Marin IJ...
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School Bus Passing Laws
Kauffman Team | 20 Sep 2019
From San Jose to Livermore; from Novato to Sacramento; from San Francisco to Richmond, a new school year has begun and with it school buses are busy shuttling students from home to their local school. Have you ever seen those flashing stop signa...
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San Francisco reports significant increase in pedestrian and car accidents
Kauffman Team | 20 Sep 2019
If you live in San Francisco, your risk of being involved in an auto accident is on the rise. Due to a significant population increase over the last few years, as well as the introduction of rideshare companies like Lyft and Uber, San Francisco has...
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Distracted Driving – Texting and Driving
Kauffman Team | 30 Aug 2019
It seems obvious that texting while driving increases one’s chance of causing a car accident or being in one. In fact a driver texting is about 25% more likely to be a car crash compared to an attentive driver. Each year the US Department of Tran...
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