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Social distancing and stay-home orders have reduced the number of cars on the road and that has resulted in a sharp drop in auto insurance claims. That, in turn, has led a number of insurers, including companies holding about 80% of the policies in Arizona, to offer discounts or premium rebates to their customers.

While social distancing and staying at home may be driving you up the wall, it could also be driving down your auto insurance premiums. Read more»

A Consumer Federation of America study of auto insurance rates in 10 large cities showed married drivers were generally charged less than non-married drivers.

Single, widowed and divorced drivers in Phoenix are likely to pay higher insurance rates than married drivers with identical driving records, according to a recent report from the Consumer Federation of America. Read more»

A leading consumer group is warning that the increasing use of all-terrain vehicles on the nation’s roads poses a “growing public health crisis” and is calling for immediate action by U.S., state and local officials. Read more» 1

A study of auto insurance rates in 10 cities, including Phoenix, found that blue-collar. high-school-educated drivers were likely to face higher premiums than drivers with a college education or white-collar job.

A Phoenix driver with only a high school diploma could be charged as much as 12 percent more in auto insurance premiums than a plant supervisor with a college degree, according to a report released Monday. Read more»

A page from the opinion written by Federal District Judge Alexander Williams Jr.

When the Consumer Product Safety Commission launched SaferProducts.gov, a database allowing consumers to report and learn about hazardous products, it was inevitable that some business would go to court to keep a customer’s complaint private. But the first legal challenge is shrouded in mystery. Read more»

A national survey in early November showed that 12 percent of people expect to spend more, or much more, on their holiday shopping this year, compared to 8 percent who said the same thing last year.

National retail groups predict holiday consumer spending will increase 3.5 percent to 4 percent this year, with the slowest growth in the West. But Arizona retailers and economists said they are confident that holiday spending in the state will increase by the national average or more. Read more»