Bill Introduced to Extend Bar Hours in Some California Cities

In January, California state Senator Scott Wiener, introduced a bill titled LOCAL (Let Our Communities Adjust Late-Night) in Sacramento. This bill (SB 905) is proposed as a five-year pilot program which would allow the cities of Long Beach, Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, San Francisco, and West Hollywood to choose to extend their bar hours until…

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Getting Insured Through State Programs

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For those who are having difficulty getting insured because of financial hardship or a less-than-perfect driving record, Breathe Easy Insurance is taking part in two California programs that may be just the right fit. California Automobile Assigned Risk Plan: Coverage for Any Driving Record The California Automobile Assigned Risk Plan (CAARP), which was created in…

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How Does Horsepower Affect Insurance Rates?

There’s no denying that the type of car you drive plays an important role in your insurance premiums. Higher horsepower ratings, in particular, can significantly increase your rates and may even produce higher deductibles, too. Today on the blog, we will be discussing the meaning of horsepower in the eyes of insurance companies.   Sports…

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Michigan Launches Pilot Roadside Drug Testing, Is California Next?

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In early November, five Michigan counties are launching a new pilot that allows law enforcement the ability to obtain saliva samples from drivers under suspicion they could be impaired by drugs. This roadside drug testing program uses an oral fluid test instrument known as The Alere DDS2 to detect marijuana, opioids, methamphetamines, and other drugs…

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4 Quick Tips: How to Avoid Insurance Claims During the Holidays

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The holidays are one of the busiest times of the year for many people, and a time of celebration as we gather with friends and family. The increase in holiday parties and festivities, colder weather, and traffic conditions can also lead to an increase in insurance claims. In order to keep this holiday season claim-free,…

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Breathalyzer Tests: How Do They Work and Are They Really Accurate?

Breathalyzer tests are essential tools for those in law enforcement who need to test the blood alcohol level of a person suspected of impaired or drunk driving. The breathalyzer testers used to collect samples are small infrared spectrometers. They include small but powerful computer processors to analyze and process sample data and determine when a…

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Debunking Myths About Getting a DUI in One State and Moving to Another

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Some people believe that if they are charged with a DUI and convicted of this offense in one state, and then they move to another, their DUI will not follow them. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Most states participate in interstate compacts—namely, the DLC (Driver’s License Compact) and the NVC (Nonresident Violator Compact). The…

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Six Vehicles with Great Resale Value

Vehicles with Great Resale Value

When most consumers buy a new automobile, they take several factors into account when choosing their vehicle, including safety, performance, insurance premiums, and reliability. One factor many fail to consider is the resale value of the vehicle. The average new vehicle loses thousands of dollars in value the minute you drive it off the lot.…

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Electric Car Charging Stations in California: Growth, Laws, and New Locations

Electric Car Charging Stations in California

Governor Brown has a plan that involves reducing California’s emissions by getting more electric cars on the road—to the tune of 1.5 million vehicles by 2025. In order to achieve the governor’s goal of helping to further reduce climate-changing greenhouse emission gasses, there is much infrastructure work to be done before his vision can become…

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