Casino, roundabout cause higher rates

first_imgMy car insurance premium went up this year. I asked the agent if the increase had anything to do with the Zip code where I live — 12305. Yes, it did, because of two factors: 1) the casino, and 2) the traffic circle near the casino (cars exiting the casino property often fail to yield to cars already in the circle; I avoid that part of Erie Boulevard). This gives me another reason to dislike the casino, based on objective criteria — an increase in traffic accidents affecting city residents who happen to live in a certain ZIP code, regardless of their driving records. I hope that in a couple years, when the casino closes, my car insurance rate will go down.Roger ShefferSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Troopers: Schenectady pair possessed heroin, crack cocaine in Orange County Thruway stopEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusSchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicSchenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positionsSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30% Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img

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