Mark Fitzpatrick

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

As Florida Drivers Get Back on the Roads, Drivers in Certain Counties Need to Be Wary of Speeding Tickets

In an abnormal time, Florida drivers may still face a very normal risk: speeding violations. As the state reopens, we've ranked which...

More Than 80% Who Asked Car Insurer For Financial Help Were Successful -- But Too Few Consumers Are Making This Request

Auto insurance companies are giving credit or refunds to their policyholders during the COVID-19 pandemic. But consumers who need more...

Auto Insurance Makes up 2.2% of Drivers' Budgets in the Average City, but City-Dwellers in Florida and Michigan Are Really Feeling the Squeeze

Minimum rivers insurance costs represent 2.2% of income on average. But certain cities are much more expensive than others, especially...

Coronavirus and Car Insurance: What to Know and How to Save

Some insurers are returning money to their customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, but whether or not your insurer is offering refunds,...

Drivers With No Credit History (or Poor Histories) Pay the Most for Insurance in These 10 States

Credit scores are a big factor affecting car insurance rates that consumers may not think about. And depending on their credit history,...

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...

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