Americans Getting Ahead On Their Car Loans

During the holiday season of 2012, which in the final quarter of the fiscal year is marked by consumer cutbacks, saw fewer Americans behind on their car payments. This signifies that the rate for late-payments of car loans has dropped; record lows for the annual level.
For some reason auto owners are taking their auto loans more seriously, putting them at the top of their priority in their budgets even when things get tight.
As consumers replace their older automobiles, a million more units are anticipated to be sold. Last year U.S. auto sales increased by 13.5%, to 14.5 million.

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New “Guns-in-Trunks” Law Being Passed in Tennessee

The senate in Tennessee has passed a vote 72-22 in favor of a new gun law. Permitted gun holders can take a firearm to work with them, as long as it is locked in the trunk of their vehicles. This new bill has been dubbed “Guns-In-Trunks” and is awaiting the Governors approval.

Safe Driving Course Comes To Hardin Valley Academy

Teen fatalities in automobile accidents throughout the U.S. rose last year by 19 percent, with

Tennessee

and Indiana tied for the largest increase. State Farm Insurance agent Mike Lewis helped design and implement a successful teen driving course in North Carolina. That program is coming to the Hardin Valley Academy, in Knoxville, beginning March 9th. The need for improved driving skills, and reduced susceptibility to distractions, is obvious, and those are among the goals of the Lewis’ Street Safe driving course. The course fee is $55, and it’s open to all students; apply on-line at “streetsafeus.com.”