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(New York Times) — Steep prices at the gasoline pump aren’t the only thing drivers need to worry about this summer travel season. Speeding tickets and other moving violations can increase your automobile insurance rates by double digits, a recent analysis shows. So you might want to slow down or even stop when the traffic light turns yellow, instead of accelerating and trying to get through before it turns red. (Apologies to those of you who are already among the 15 percent of drivers who know what a yellow light means.)
(Bloomberg) — Washington, D.C., drivers are the least knowledgeable in the U.S. about the rules of the road, a distinction held by New York state motorists in 2009 and 2010, according to a study by GMAC Insurance. Drivers in the nation’s capital scored an average of 71.8 percent on tests, the insurer said. New Yorkers ranked 45th, scoring 75.3 percent. Kansans ranked No. 1 with 82.9 percent. The national average for the test was 77.9 percent, with below 70 considered failing, according to a statement today from GMAC Insurance, the carrier that American Capital Acquisition Corp. bought from GMAC Inc.