January 2013

Honda CR-V top researched vehicle in 2012 on Kelley Blue Book

(January 3, 2013) IRVINE, Calif. — The redesigned Honda CR-V is No. 1 on the list of the most-researched new vehicles of 2012 on kbb.com announces Kelley Blue Book. In addition, Kelley Blue Book has revealed the top 20 most-researched new vehicles and the top five brands with the greatest share of market interest on its website for 2012.

Polk predicts 6.6 percent increase in auto registrations in 2013

(January 2, 2013) SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — New light vehicle registrations in the U.S. in 2013 are expected to rise 6.6 percent over 2012 levels to 15.3 million vehicles, according to Polk, a global automotive market intelligence firm. 

Industry analysts say fuel efficiency on fast track

(January 1, 2013) WASHINGTON — Following 2012's clean vehicle advances, fuel efficiency is on a fast track for drivers in the new year, according to industry analyst Alan L. Baum of Baum &Associates and Luke Tonachel, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) senior vehicles analyst.

Insurance.com's 'Uh-Oh! Calculator' shows how tickets boost rates

(January 1, 2013) Everyone realizes a ticket is likely to increase your car insurance rates, but few drivers know by how much. Insurance.com's “Uh-Oh! Calculator” tells you.

Dead man walking: New Year's Day most dangerous for pedestrians

The Claims Journal

(January 1, 2013) Drinking and driving is a much-publicized, dangerous combination, but is walking after drinking any safer? No, reports the Claims Journal, and that makes New Year's Day the most dangerous day of the year for pedestrians.

“Alcohol impairs your physical ability, period,” says trauma surgeon Dr. Thomas Esposito at Loyola University Health System in Maywood, Ill.