uninsured motorists News

Arizona Supreme Court Ruling May Expose Agents to Lawsuits

An Arizona Supreme Court ruling may expose agents who write auto policies to malpractice lawsuits if they are accused of failing to inform their customers about uninsured and underinsured motorists coverage – even with a signed waiver acknowledging the customer …

‘Crash and Buy’ Insurance Fraud Schemes Seen Growing in Maryland: MIA

The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) said “crash and buy” auto insurance schemes are a growing trend in the state. When an uninsured driver crashes, buys insurance, then claims the accident happened after the policy took effect, that is fraud and …

New Michigan Law Lets Uninsured Drivers Do Community Service

Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a law allowing drivers who owe extra “responsibility” fees for certain offenses to do 10 hours of community service instead. The option would apply for drivers assessed $400 in fines over two years for not …

IRC: Uninsured Motorists a Perplexing, Pervasive Concern

A new report shows there hasn’t been much ground gained in the battle to reduce the number of uninsured motorists on the road, and there’s nowhere experts can point their fingers as an explanation of the pervasive problem. From a …

Kentucky Bill Proposes Tougher Penalties for Vehicle Insurance Lapse

A Kentucky House panel says when it comes to letting your vehicle insurance lapse, one strike and you’re out. Currently, Kentucky law allows a driver’s insurance to lapse three times before the vehicle registration is revoked. But under a bill …

Consumer Group Recommends Ways to Mitigate Uninsured Motorists Dilemma

Most uninsured motorists in the U.S. are responsible, safe drivers who simply cannot afford to purchase liability coverage with their income but who still need to drive for their work, according to a consumer advocacy group. The Consumer Federation of …

Missouri Lawmakers Override On Uninsured Motorists

Missouri lawmakers have approved a veto override of legislation restricting lawsuits by uninsured motorists. The House approved the override Wednesday on a 109-51 vote, the bare minimum needed for a two-thirds majority. The bill achieved the mark only after Republican …

Missouri Lawmakers Eye Uninsured Motorist Bill for Override

Driving without auto insurance could mean losing out on court damages if Missouri lawmakers push forward with an effort to override one of Gov. Jay Nixon’s vetoes. Under the legislation, drivers lacking insurance would forfeit the ability to collect for …

Rhode Island Plans Crackdown on Uninsured Drivers

Rhode Island officials are planning a crackdown on drivers whose vehicles aren’t insured. Lawmakers have sent a bill to Gov. Lincoln Chafee that would create a system of warnings and fines for uninsured motorists. The Providence Journal reports the proposal …

California Study: Safer If Illegal Immigrants Get Driver’s Licenses

A California study shows driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants would make streets safer. The Department of Motor Vehicles report says unlicensed drivers in the state, most of them illegal immigrants are nearly three times likely to cause a deadly crash. …