Alabama takes a stern step in regards to auto insurance

Alabama auto insurance

New auto insurance law going active in Alabama Alabama lawmakers consider uninsured vehicles to be a significant problem for  the state and have begun to take action. State lawmakers have passed a new law concerning auto insurance and those without coverage. Beginning January 1, 2013, uninsured drivers will be facing stricter penalties for lack of auto insurance coverage. The new law introduces several methods of detection that are expected to root out those without adequate auto insurance coverage and may encourage these people to purchase the coverage they need to…

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Mississippi House faces another attempt for online computer checks for car insurance

The Mississippi House is yet again moving ahead with a proposal to establish online computer checks to make certain that motorists are covered by car insurance. Last year, former Governor Haley Barbour vetoed a similar measure. Insurance Research Council data from 2009 shows that Mississippi is the state with the highest portion of uninsured drivers in the country, having reached 28 percent. In fact, that is twice as high as the Council’s national average for uninsured drivers. This latest measure was sponsored by Gary Chism (R-Columbus), the House Insurance Committee…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Uninsured motorists are in for a surprise with new “no pay/no play” law

Kansas set to join the growing number of states adopting the “no pay/no play” insurance law in an effort to reduce the number of uninsured drivers. States across the nation are enforcing new laws in an attempt to get drivers to obtain and keep insurance. The latest statistics show around 13 percent of Kansas drivers are uninsured. While not good, it is still lower than several states, including neighboring Oklahoma, whose uninsured drivers rank over 20 percent. The property and casualty insurers’ support the no pay/no play laws and feel…

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More and more people driving without insurance

The high unemployment rates and continuing poor economy have affected almost everyone across the United States. When people lose a job they start looking at where they can cut their bills to make ends meet. Unfortunately, sometimes their car insurance is one of the areas that get cut. The rate of uninsured drivers for 2010 hit 16.1 percent. Several states have amended previous insurance requirements, or changed the minimum amounts a driver is required to carry. Some states have changed coverage that was once mandatory, like underinsured motorist, and made…

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Wonder why insurance premiums are going up instead of down during recession?

The rising price of oil and gas, the unemployment rates and the uncertainty of the economy; what do these things have in common? They can all affect the insurance industry and the rates you pay for your auto and homeowners coverage. Actuarial science is a field that uses math and statistics to assess risk in the financial and insurance industries. There is a professional group of people called actuaries that use actuarial science and apply it to property and casualty insurance risks. This group of experts has noticed a connection…

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