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Ranger recreational off-highway vehicles and ProXD utility vehicles are being recalled by Polaris due to crash hazard

Polaris is recalling about 15,800 Ranger recreational off-highway vehicles and ProXD utility vehicles in the United States and 711 in Canada. The throttle pedal can return to the idle position more slowly than anticipated when the pedal is released or stuck in the depressed position, posing a crash hazard. Read more →


Green auto program launched by Consumer Reports to help people buy cleaner cars

Consumer Reports is launching Green Choice, an initiative to make information about auto emissions more accessible to consumers. It will use a green leaf icon to designate cars and trucks in its ratings that produce among the lowest amount of greenhouse gases and smog-forming emissions. Read more →


Some auto insurance companies quoted higher premiums to drivers with lower-paying jobs and less education, investigation shows

Drivers with less education and lower-paying jobs may end up paying more for auto insurance compared to consumers with identical driving records who have advanced degrees or job titles that come with higher pay. Read more →


Consumer Reports, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety team up to offer list of best new cars for teens

Parents shopping for a safe and reliable 2020 model for their teen drivers can consult a list of recommended vehicles by Consumer Reports and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The organizations created this resource following their recently published list of recommended used vehicles for teens. Read more →


Most state insurance commissioners fail to prevent windfall profits by auto insurers due to fewer pandemic claims

State insurance commissioners are failing to prevent windfall auto insurer profits as auto claims dropped when driving and auto crashes declined due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Consumer Federation of America and the Center for Economic Justice said. Read more →


Auto insurance companies continue to overcharge consumers even though fewer claims are being filed due to the pandemic

The reduction in my auto insurance premiums that I’ve received from State Farm due to the pandemic is way too low. When I wrote about this topic in April, it looked like State Farm would be stepping up and doing a good job on the refunds. Read more →


Baby boomer lives upset by hurricane as well as pandemic

It’s been a wearisome week for some of our boomer bloggers. They’ve been hunkered down during Hurricane Isaias. As a result of the storm, some had their internet and cable conk out for up to four days. One also had her computer malfunction, and it spent two days in the computer clinic. Fortunately, she didn’t have to get a new computer. Her Mac was returned in working order. Macs are good machines, in my experience. The boomers whose internets are working wrote about. Read more →