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Michigan’s No-Penalty Amnesty Period for Uninsured Drivers Starts July 2

Beginning July 2, uninsured drivers in Michigan can get insurance coverage without facing penalties during an 18-month amnesty period, state insurance regulators say. The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) said drivers should begin seeking quotes from insurance …

Illinois, Missouri Handle Problem of Uninsured Drivers Differently

Dan McMullen is an insurance agent in Ferguson, Mo. His Solo Insurance office is on West Florissant Avenue, the epicenter of the trouble two years ago. The building next to his office burned into ruins. There aren’t many millionaires among …

Oklahoma Bill Aimed at Uninsured Drivers Awaits Governor Signature

A bill awaiting Gov. Mary Fallin’s signature would authorize Oklahoma district attorneys and law enforcement agencies to contract for the use of cameras and automated license plate readers to enforce the state’s compulsory insurance law. The bill recently passed the …

House Lawmakers Kill Louisiana License Plate Reader Proposal

Lawmakers in the House have spurned a proposed program that would allow law enforcement agencies to automatically scan motorists’ license plates. The House and Governmental Affairs Committee voted 7-3 to kill the Senate-backed bill by Lake Charles Sen. Ronnie Johns, …

Louisiana House Again Advances License Plate Reader Bill

A week after rejecting a proposal to let law enforcement agencies automatically scan motorists’ license plates, a House committee has reversed course and backed the proposal that some called a money grab. The House criminal justice committee voted 8-3 to …

Conviction in Fatal Maryland Crash Reversed on Insurance Technicality

A West Virginia woman sentenced to a year in jail for a crash that killed a 5-year-old girl has had her conviction reversed because Maryland has no criminal penalty for drivers of uninsured, out-of-state vehicles. The Herald-Mail reports that Washington …

Oklahoma Senate Approves Uninsured Motorist Bill

The Oklahoma Senate approved has approved a bill that requires drivers whose licenses have been suspended due to lack of auto insurance to show proof of insurance to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) in order to have their lack-of-insurance …

Minnesota Task Force Seeks to Identify Uninsured Drivers

State legislators are working on ways to better identify Minnesota residents who drive without auto insurance. Motorists don’t have to show proof of insurance when renewing a vehicle’s registration. People who drive without insurance can lose their licenses and be …

Louisiana Drivers Sans Insurance to Face Hefty Fines

In the final hours of Louisiana’s legislative session, lawmakers passed a $53 million fee hike on drivers who don’t maintain car insurance as required by law. Most of the money expected to be raised is slated to go to boost …

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 …