North Dakota Rental Car Insurance Change Fails

March 13, 2009

The North Dakota House has defeated a change in how the state’s insurance laws affect people who rent cars.

North Dakota law now says if someone has an accident in a rental car, the rental company’s insurance is responsible for any damages.

Representatives voted down a proposal to put the driver’s insurance policy on the hook for damages. The vote was 53-40 against.

Minot Rep. Dan Ruby said the bill would make rental car insurance less expensive without affecting the cost of regular car insurance.

Dickinson Rep. Frank Wald said the proposal is anti-consumer. He says it would make North Dakota drivers pay for the insurance risks of car rental companies, even if they don’t rent cars.

The bill is HB2261.

Topics Auto North Dakota

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