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Jordan Perch is a blogger and an automotive enthusiast who loves to write about everything that has to do with cars, providing readers with exclusive reports and in-depth analysis of the latest developments in the auto industry. On top of keeping readers up to date with everything that is going on in the automotive world, his blog posts are aimed at helping them learn how to take good care of their cars and become safer drivers, by providing useful car maintenance and defensive driving tips. His articles also help readers make a good car-purchasing decision, by posting detailed reviews of new and used cars, along with tips on how to avoid the most common mistakes people do when buying a car. I developed my creative writing skills in college, and now I enjoy expressing myself as a blogger and sharing my thoughts with a global audience.

Allstate to Start Offering Ride-sharing Insurance

Ride-sharing services have been operating in a potentially dangerous legal gray area involving all kinds of insurance issues for a long time, with drivers not being covered while giving a ride to passengers through ride-hailing apps.

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Top Smartphone Apps for Keeping Teen Drivers Safe

Due to their inexperience and susceptibility to distraction and peer pressure, teen drivers are more prone to accidents than older drivers, which is why they could use every tool that can help them stay safe while on the road. Lately, smartphone apps have become one of the best tools for ensuring teen driver safety, by helping them stay focused on the road and preventing them from engaging in risky driving behaviors.

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Oregon Looking to Replace Gas Tax With a Pay-Per-Mile Program

With the average fuel economy of new vehicles rising constantly over the past couple of years, many states around the country have been seeing a significant drop in gas tax revenue, contributing to the continuing declines in road quality.

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Using Facebook and Twitter Becomes the Next Big Driver Distraction

Composing, sending, or reading text messages while operating a motor vehicle has long been regarded as the most common driver distraction, causing over 1 million accidents on U.S. roadways per year.

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Five Worst Days of the Year for Driving

In the United States, motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of death, with 32,719 deaths occurring in 30,057 fatal crashes in 2013, according to statistics from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which makes for a fatality rate of 10.3 deaths per 100,000 people.

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Advances in Fuel-Cell Vehicle Technology Discussed at SAE World Congress

In recent years, automakers have managed to make immense strides in advancing fuel-cell technologies, but mass-produced affordable hydrogen-powered vehicles are still far from becoming a reality.

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Electric Car Buyers Younger and Richer than Those Who Buy Hybrids or Conventional Cars, Study Says

Higher purchase cost than regular cars is one of the reasons why electric vehicles are still struggling to break out of their niche, with auto industry observers expecting them to remain so until there is a significant improvement in battery technology. That's why auto industry analysts have always considered EV owners to be a niche group, who have been thought to be more affluent than regular-car buyers.

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Is America Heading Towards Peak Car?

Over the past couple of years, a trend toward less driving has been pretty apparent in the United States, fueled by a variety of factors, including the increased use of public transport and rising fuel prices, which raised the question of whether the country has reached “peak car” - a theory that vehicle miles traveled per capita has peaked at a certain point and will only decline from that point on.

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Vehicle Miles Driven by a Household Depends on Number of Vehicles Owned, Survey Shows

A recent survey conducted by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) unequivocally shows that the more vehicles a family owns, the more it tends to use them. The EIA has released a report that compiles data from the Department of Transportation's National Household Survey (NHTS), suggesting that households with more than one vehicle travel more than those that own just one.

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New Study Shows That Repair Costs for Hybrids Are Falling

Having higher repair costs than regular cars has always been one of the few negative aspects of hybrids, and one of the things that has prevented them from becoming more mainstream. But, this has started to change in recent years, with automakers managing to bring down the cost of hybrid drivetrains, which is the most expensive part in these alternative fuel vehicles.

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