Patrick Butler

mobile (512) 695-5136

1100 H Street, NW Suite 300

Washington, DC 20005

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I established and funded Mile Station in 2009 to do field research on using monthly audited-odometer insurance in Austin Texas. This research was made possible by the online availability in Texas of cents-per-mile insurance from the MileMeter Insurance Company in Dallas (  For 20 months - April 2010 through December 2011 - Mile Station paid for miles of insurance for the cars of its research clients—ages 20-77[1]—seeking only minimum liability coverage. In return, clients brought cars to a Mile Station location in East Austin for odometer readings at signup and six-months policy renewal. Clients also reported odometer readings monthly by text message, email, or telephone, and, on request, submitted photos of odometers by cell phone and email. This research led to developing the teen-miles method.

[1] MileMeter Insurance’s minimum age is 18.