uninsured motorists News

Mississippi City Latest to Use Cameras to Catch Uninsured Motorists

A program using cameras to catch motorists without auto insurance is gaining in popularity across the country, and has now been adopted in Mississippi, a state with one of the highest rates of uninsured drivers. The City of Ocean Springs, …

Maryland’s Uninsured Motorist Fine Forgiveness Program Comes to an End

FineFix, Maryland’s uninsured motorist fine forgiveness program, officially ended on July 31, 2021. The FineFix program was a partnership between the Uninsured Division of Maryland Auto Insurance and the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) and was …

Jones: Undocumented License Law in California May Have Led to UM Drop

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced today that Assembly Bill 60, a law which provided driver’s licenses to those who could not submit proof of legal presence in the U.S., may have led to a modest decrease in the number …

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 …

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 …