Bailey Peterson

Bailey is a Junior Research Analyst at ValuePenguin, covering credit cards and insurance. He graduated from Occidental College with a B.A. in Mathematics and a minor in Computer Science.

The Deadliest States For Winter Driving

We surveyed fatal crash data from the last five years, and found that Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and Illinois were the most...

Where Are You Most Likely to Be in a Fatal DUI in California?

From 2012 to 2017, more than 5,500 deaths have resulted from a drunken driving accident in California. Of the cities with a population of...

Top 10 Auto Insurers' Rate Increases Slowing Down in California in 2018

Across these auto insurance groups, rates have only increase 3% this year.

Amica and Ameriprise Had the Highest Auto Insurance Rate Increases in New York in Q4 2018

These companies raised rates for some customers 19.9% and 14.9%, respectively.

Which Auto Insurance Companies Raised Rates the Most in Texas in 2018?

Some insurers raised auto insurance rates as much as 9%.

The Worst Universities To Bring Your Car To

We evaluated schools based on how well they performed in terms of safety, cost and convenience to find out which among them is the worst...

The 10 Worst Cities For Auto Theft

We surveyed 326 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) to find out which cities had the highest rates of auto theft. Across the cities we...

Insurance Expert Q&A: Pennsylvania State Representative Tina Pickett

As a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives since 2001, Tina Pickett has long been an advocate for consumers. In particular,...

5 Worst Counties in Florida for Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a serious issue in Florida, as evidenced by more than 50,000 crashes involving distracted drivers in 2017, which...

The 10 Worst States for Motorcycle Theft

In 2017 there were over 44,000 motorcycle thefts in the U.S. However, some parts of the country have significantly higher rates of theft...

Where Are You Most Likely to Be in a Fatal DUI in Texas?

Across the state of Texas, there were 17,434 car crashes that involved a drunken driver in 2016. However, some places were significantly...

Which States Are Most at Risk for Natural Disasters?

From 1997 to 2017, there have been 2,416 federally declared disasters contributing to over $400 billion in property damage due to hazardous...

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