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Heading South on a Road Trip from NYC to Nashville
From the big city lights to Harrisburg to Lexington and beyond, this is the ultimate road trip from NYC to Nashville.
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Tamia Williams
Sep 15, 2021
Exploring the East Coast with a New York to Key West Road Trip
From Jersey to Virginia and the Carolinas, a New York to Key West road trip explores many top tourist destinations on the east coast of the United States.
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Matt Terzi
Sep 15, 2021
New Yorkers Are Better Drivers, but New Jerseyans Pay Less for Car Insurance
According to our data here at Jerry, New Yorkers are better drivers, but they also pay more for car insurance than New Jersey drivers.
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Lisa Steuer McArdle
Sep 17, 2021
It’s Official: New York Drivers Are Better Than New Jersey AND California Drivers
According to Jerry’s data, drivers in California and New Jersey have more violations than New York drivers.
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Lisa Steuer McArdle
Aug 09, 2021
Seat-Belt Laws in New York
New York seat-belt laws require the driver and all passengers to wear seat-belts, regardless of their age or their position in the car.
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Michelle Ballestrasse
Aug 10, 2021
A Road Trip from New York City to Myrtle Beach
Looking to hit the beach? Stop in Delaware, Virginia, and North Carolina as you tackle this New York City to Myrtle Beach road trip.
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Michelle Ballestrasse
Sep 14, 2021
Charlotte to New York Road Trip
Take a trip through American history, visiting Durham, Charlottesville, Gettysburg, and Hershey on this Charlotte to New York road trip.
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Michelle Ballestrasse
Sep 13, 2021
Aston Martin Luxury Apartments Are Coming Soon to Manhattan
Aston Martin has opened five Aston-branded homes in a high-rise tower in Manhattan. Each of the units comes with an Aston Martin DBX.
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Jane Lu
Jul 26, 2021
Company Tests Self-Driving Cars in New York City Streets
Mobileye is now testing self-driving cars on New York City streets with its Ford Fusion sedans.
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Lisa Steuer McArdle
Jul 25, 2021
Florida to New York Road Trip
Start in Miami and make your way up into Georgia, then through South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania to ultimately end in New York City.
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Olivia Rose
Sep 16, 2021
Lemon Laws in New York State
New York’s lemon law applies to defective cars that don’t perform as specified in the written warranty after a reasonable number of attempts to fix the issue.
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Jason Tushinski
Jul 21, 2021
New York Has Plenty of Oddly Specific Driving Laws
If you live in New York or plan to visit, you might want to examine the driving and vehicle laws particular to the area you are in.
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Lisa Steuer McArdle
Jul 02, 2021
NYC Residents Aren't Happy About Revel's EV Rideshare Plans
Regulators and residents of New York are tired of the congested roadways. To combat this, officials implemented a temporary block on licenses for new rideshare drivers. Revel hopes to bring in a new EV rideshare service, and is being met with criticism.
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Nelly Bellamy
Sep 20, 2021
New York State Residents Save An Average of $893 On Insurance Using Jerry
Empire State residents can cash in close to $1,000 if they detonate Jerry’s AI truth-bomb.
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Lee Irby
Sep 02, 2020

All Questions on New York

What happens if I'm caught driving without a permit in New York?
I'm 15 and haven't gotten my permit yet. I want to practice driving, but can anything happen if I am caught without a permit?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 10, 2021
How much time do I have to change my address in New York?
When do I have to update the address on my driver's license for New York state? I have been here for a little over a month and I assumed the time frame was 60 days. My buddy told me I actually only had 2 weeks, and now I am worried!
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Shannon Martin
Aug 25, 2021
Do you have to update your license when moving into a new state?
What happens if you don't change your driver's license when you move? I just renewed my New York license and then moved to a new state. I don't feel like going through the hassle at the DMV, getting a new picture taken, and paying for a new license. What will happen if I keep mine?
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Shannon Martin
Aug 25, 2021
How long does it take to get a hardship license in New York?
Does it take a long time to be approved for a hardship license in New York? I have a court date next week and I am worried about this becoming a long process. I have never had a DUI before and I don't know what to expect; how long does it usually take to be approved?
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Shannon Martin
Aug 25, 2021
What happens if you don't file a police report after an accident in New York?
I was in an accident and didn't file a police report. The damage to the other driver's car is going to cost $900 to repair and my car will need repairs as well. Will I get a ticket for not reporting the accident?
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Emily Maracle
Aug 18, 2021
Can I register a car in Florida with an out-of-state license?
My state license is still in New York, but I've moved to Florida and want to get my car registered here. Can I still get insurance?
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Sophie Newman
Aug 18, 2021
What happens if I have out-of-state insurance?
I live in Manhattan and have a van, but the insurance rates are so expensive here. I'm thinking of taking a trip to Connecticut and purchasing insurance there. Can I have Connecticut insurance in New York?
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Sophie Newman
Aug 18, 2021
Can I drive in the US with a Jamaican driving license?
I'm going to be visiting my cousin this summer in New York and I want to drive her car. Can I do this legally?
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Sophie Newman
Aug 11, 2021
Can I drive legally in the US with an EU driver's license?
I just moved to New York from the EU. How long do I have to get a state license, what does that process look like, and can I drive legally in the meantime?
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Sophie Newman
Aug 11, 2021
How are assets divided during a divorce in New York?
My former spouse and I have a house and some equity in a leased vehicle. How will these assets be distributed during our divorce proceedings?
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Sophie Newman
Aug 09, 2021
Can you drive without car insurance in New York?
The rates for purchasing car insurance in NYC are much more expensive than where I used to live in Michigan and I'm not sure I can afford it. What would happen if I cancel my policy and get caught without insurance?
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Sophie Newman
Aug 03, 2021
What is the time limit to sue someone after an accident in New York?
"I got into a car accident 2 years ago and wasn't at fault. I initially didn't have any injuries, but now have back issues resulting from the accident. Is it too late to submit a claim for medical costs?"
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Emily Maracle
Jul 30, 2021
What happens if I drive without a license in New York?
Do I need to get my license renewed? Usually, I'm able to take public transportation, but occasionally I borrow my boyfriend's car to visit my parents. Am I covered under my parents' car insurance?
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Sophie Newman
Jul 28, 2021
If my car had an oil leak after being towed, can I report it to my car insurance?
My car (VW GTI) was towed by the city on Monday and the next day I discovered an oil leak. If I believe the towing company caused this leak, can I submit a claim to my insurance? I live in New York City.
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Sophie Newman
Jul 23, 2021
Do college students have to pay for their own car insurance if they move out of state?
If I'm living out of state, do I need to get my own car insurance? My parents live in New York and I'm going to school in Boston.
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Sophie Newman
Jul 23, 2021
How soon after moving should you change your address with your insurance company?
I recently moved from Kentucky to New York. Before I moved, I got a quote for auto insurance and was shocked at how expensive it was! I have been here for a few weeks now and was wondering how long I have until I have to change the address? I want to save as much money as possible for as long as I can.
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Shannon Martin
Jul 09, 2021
How long do points remain on your license in New York?
When will points stop impacting my insurance rate? I have four points on my license and it's really hard to find affordable insurance. Do points ever fall off your license?
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Emily Maracle
Jul 06, 2021
Do I have to pay a deductible when I'm not at fault in an accident in New York?
Will I still have to pay a deductible if I'm not at fault? The insurance company already determined the fault is with the other driver and I filed a claim with their insurance company.
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Sophie Newman
Jul 03, 2021
Where do I send the insurance check for my medical bills in New York?
What do I do after receiving a check from my insurance? Since I live in a no-fault state, I received a check from my auto insurance company for costs associated with a recent accident.
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Sophie Newman
Jul 01, 2021
Do you need to provide proof of residence for insurance purposes?
"Will insurance companies find out if I put a different zip code down? I live in NYC but I'm wondering if I can put another zip code outside the city in so my rates go down."
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Sophie Newman
Jul 28, 2021
Is $400 a month too much to pay to insure a Chevy Impala in New York City?
"My car insurance seems expensive, especially considering I've had no accidents. I'm 24 and I know rates will go down after I turn 25, but is this still too much to be paying?"
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Sophie Newman
Jul 27, 2021
If I'm 20 and looking to buy car insurance in New York, what are my options?
"My friend wants to sell me his car and I'd love to skip my long commutes on public transportation. The problem is that car insurance seems to be really expensive and I'm wondering if there is a particular company I can go with that will give me better rates."
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Sophie Newman
Jul 27, 2021
If I only have a UK driving licence, can I get auto insurance from a company in the US?
"I just moved to New York and I haven't gotten my state driving license yet. Can I still purchase auto insurance for a car if it's registered in the US?"
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Sophie Newman
Jul 27, 2021
How is Farmers insurance in New York?
"I'm looking into auto and home insurance. I've heard good things about Farmers and am considering switching. Are they a good company?"
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Emily Maracle
Jul 26, 2021
Can I get license plates without car insurance in New York?
I'm about to buy a new car. I want to get my license plates on soon, but I don't have car insurance yet. Is it possible to get my new plates before buying insurance?
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Emily Richey
May 31, 2021
Why is Progressive cheaper than AAA in New York?
"My policy with AAA is up for renewal and I decided to look at other quotes online. I found a rate with Progressive that is $250 lower than what I'm currently paying. Is there a reason why it's so low? Is Progressive a better company?"
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Emily Maracle
May 17, 2021
What options do I have for repairing damage caused by an uninsured driver in New York?
"I was rear-ended by an uninsured driver, so there's no question of liability, but my insurance doesn’t cover uninsured motorist property damage (not available in NY). The damage is around $650. Is it worth suing the guy? Should I use my collision coverage instead? My collision deductible is $500."
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Shannon Martin
May 13, 2021
How can I get my car fixed after an accident with an uninsured driver in NY?
My car was hit in NY, a no-fault state, by an uninsured driver. My insurance agent said that my uninsured motorist coverage does not pay for my car, and I do not have collision coverage. How can I get the other person to pay for my car?
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Shannon Martin
May 13, 2021
Can you walk me through what happens if I'm hit by an uninsured driver in New York?
I am recently moved to New York. My insurance company told me that if my car is damaged by an uninsured driver, I have to have collision coverage to fix my car and pay a deductible. Is this right?
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Shannon Martin
May 13, 2021
Why did I get a letter from the DMV saying there is a lapse of insurance coverage after moving from New York to Texas?
I moved to Texas from New York about a month ago. The day before I moved, I called my insurance carrier and updated my address. Now I have a letter from the NY DMV with a fine! They are saying I have a lapse; how is that possible?
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Shannon Martin
May 12, 2021

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