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A New Weapon In The Fight Against Uninsured Motorists

Texas has recently enacted a new statute that requires auotmobile insurance companies to create a state-wide database identifying insured drivers, including whether the drivers’ payments are up to date.  If it works, the database will be accessible by law enforcement officials, and officers will know whether a driver is uninsured before the officer gets out of his car.   In addition, starting in late 2008 Texas will also begin sending letters to drivers whose insurance has lapsed notifying them that their coverage is expired.  Despite concerns about the possibilities of inaccurate information, the statute will go into effect in January.  Obviously, the ultimate goal of the program is to significantly decrease the number of uninsured drivers on Texas roads.

You can read more about statute in the Austin American Statesman or watch a news clip from News 8 Austin.

You can also click on these links for information about similar programs in Utah, Colorado and New Mexico.

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