Data from the Missouri Department of Revenue has shown that between July of 2010 and the same month of 2011, that state experienced over 6,000 collisions involving drivers who are not insured, and this figure continues to grow. That data is representative of a trend that is happening in many areas across the country. As is that reported by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, which showed that there were over 22,000 citations for failure to provide proof of automobile insurance – a legal requirement in the state – in 2010.…Read More
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Can drivers use their vehicles without auto coverage?
Many drivers wonder if it’s legal to use their cars without any insurance, and the answer is that it is possible to do so in many states, as long as those drivers also have a very large amount of cash. In Ohio, as long as you carry a form of proof of financial responsibility, you are legally allowed to drive without any car insurance. To do this, you must either make a deposit of at least $30,000 with the state treasurer, or you must purchase a bond worth at least…Read More
New auto insurance law in Oklahoma set to impact the insurance industry
A new law regarding auto insurance is set to take effect November 1 in Oklahoma. Farmers Insurance, the state’s largest auto insurance company, has taken this opportunity to remind drivers of the law and how it will affect them. The law – Senate Bill 272 – will introduce new requirements for auto insurance and stricter penalties for drivers without insurance or those underinsured. Farmers notes that the law will likely benefit consumers as a whole, but may make changes to existing policies. The law will reduce the amount of money…Read More
Data shows one in seven American drivers is uninsured, despite legal requirement
Regardless of the fact that almost every American state has an auto insurance requirement law, one in every seven drivers is still uninsured. This statistic was assembled by an industry group, which estimated that 13.8 percent of all drivers in the country do not have auto insurance. This number has risen since before the beginning of the economic downturn, as many people struggle to make ends meet and have allowed their coverage to lapse. Vice president David Corum, from the Insurance Research Council – which is an insurer-supported non-profit organization…Read More
Over 20 percent of drivers in Texas aren’t insured
In Texas, more than 1 in every 5 drivers does not have adequate auto insurance to comply with the laws within that state. According to a recent report by the Texas Department of Insurance, 21.6 percent of all of the drivers in the state were operating their vehicles while uninsured. Dallas County had the largest number of uninsured drivers among the most populated counties in the state, with 24.1 percent of its drivers lacking insurance. Bexar county followed closely behind with 22.9 percent of drivers being uninsured. In the entire…Read More
Uninsured vehicles now considered a criminal act in U.K.
Changes to the United Kingdom’s car insurance laws are coming and Swinton Insurance, one of the largest car insurers in the country, is warning motorist to take heed. Next month, it will be illegal to own an uninsured vehicle. Swinton has taken it upon themselves to caution both policyholders and the general public of the new law in the hopes that they will take necessary measures to protect themselves accordingly. The current laws in the UK forbid motorists from driving uninsured vehicles, but the new law asserts that the simple…Read More
Two new Kansas car insurance bills become law
Two new bills have been signed into law in Kansas that will make changes to the state’s auto insurance regulations. The first imposes a strict limit of the recovery rights of uninsured motorists. The second prohibits cities from levying charges against drivers and their insurers for any emergency response services required after an accident. The bills were signed into law by Governor Sam Brownback, a supporter who believes they will benefit both insurers and residents. The first law, passed late last week, is referred to as “no pay, no play”…Read More