Mark Fitzpatrick

Mark is a Senior Research Analyst for ValuePenguin focusing primarily on the insurance industry, primarily auto insurance. He previously worked in financial risk management at State Street Corporation.

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

In the most recent year for which data is available—about 11 in 100,000 people died in a motor vehicle traffic accident across the U.S....

Self-driving and Electric Cars Could be the Future of Travel. But Consumers Are Wary of the Technology

It seems like every week car manufacturers are advertising new safety technology measures, and that consumers are willing to spend on these...

Driving the Day of the Super Bowl? If Your Team is Playing, It's Probably One of the Safer Days to be on the Road

Data on traffic fatalities indicates that road deaths on Super Bowl Sunday are similar to the preceding and following Sundays for the...

Which Car Is Most Likely to End Up in Your Driveway This Holiday Season?

Cars from Ford, Chevrolet and Toyota sell more than any other brand in December

Drivers Are More Likely to Get Away With Criminal Traffic Violations in Miami-Dade Than Any Other Florida County

Miami-Dade County is the place in Florida where you're least likely to be penalized for a criminal traffic violation. But penalization...

Beware! Survey finds 43% of Americans have been victim of a cyber crime

Nearly half of cybercrime victims incur a financial loss, but consumers are more concerned with another data threat: companies selling or...

Are Smart Device Home Insurance Discounts Worth It?

As an increasing number of insurance companies have partnered with smart device makers, purchasing a smart device is a handy way to save on...

Young Missouri Drivers Are Over Three Times More Likely to Get Into a Distracted Driving Crash

Distracted driving is a serious cause of accidents in Missouri, contributing to almost 14% of crashes in a single year. New laws to...

States Where Homeowners Are Most at Risk from Climate Change

We looked at the states most at risk from projected rising ocean levels, and how current weather events are leading to higher insurance...

Renovating Your Home? 3 Ways It Can Save Money on Home Insurance

Renovating a home can be a big investment, but homeowners can get major savings on their home insurance policy, especially those with older...

What Is Personal Cyber Insurance? And How Can Homeowners Buy a Policy?

Personal cyber insurance is on the rise, and coverage offered to supplement home insurance policies offers a hint at how protection may be...

Buying an Electric Car? For Savings, Time Could Be of the Essence

With Tesla and General Motors facing decreasing tax credits, now is the optimal time to save on these vehicles. Alternatively, look to...

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