INSURANCE: Good News for Autoists

Automobile insurance rates are in line for a cut wherever motoring is restricted. This week the insurance commissioners of New England and the Middle Atlantic States will meet with the companies to discuss rate reductions and compare notes on wartime driving in the dimmed-out, gas-rationed east.

With private automobile driving down around 35%, the number of accident claims has fallen 25 or 30%; today's accidents are more serious, as a result of dim-outs, tired defense workers behind the wheels, and worn-out tires and cars. Also, in areas where share-the-ride clubs are active,...

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