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Reference Guide to Florida Verifications

When a crash occurs in Florida, the state sends an FR1/FR100 “Liability” Sanction Verification to the auto insurance carriers of the motorists involved in the incident. Florida advised carriers to confirm coverage for crash verifications if a motorist’s insurance policy meets the state’s minimum liability requirements, even if the VIN is registered in another state.

Oklahoma Plate Scanners

Oklahoma has contracted with the vendor Gatso USA to scan (using cameras) motorists’ license plates to determine whether auto insurance coverage is in place. The plates will be matched against the state’s verification system. If the vehicle is found to be uninsured, the owner will be mailed a citation with a penalty of $184. Motorists who pay the fine will not have a charge of driving without insurance on their permanent record.

New Strategy to Reduce Uninsured Driver Rate

The Insurance Research Council (IRC) estimated Oklahoma’s uninsured driver rate to be 26 percent in 2012, the highest in any state. Though this most recent estimate is five years old, there is little evidence the rate has dropped significantly.

Rhode Island notification process

The Rhode Island Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issues three notices to motorists when proof of auto liability coverage is not found for a vehicle.

Illinois ALIR legislation signed

Illinois House Bill 2610 was signed by Governor Bruce Rauner on August 25, 2017.

Dangerous Driving Is Costing Billions

Cars today are safer than ever. Yet Americans are driving more dangerously, and it’s costing billions in property damage and lost quality of life.

Mississippi Insurance Verification System ready to launch

After testing a new insurance verification system in a months-long pilot with several insurers, Mississippi is ready to implement the new system, with a launch date set for Sept. 5, 2017. The...

Louisiana tracking uninsured motorists

In an effort to decrease the high number of uninsured motorists in Louisiana, the state has begun issuing fines to motorists detected as not having insurance coverage through the use of license pla...

Arizona implements self-update option for motorists

As part of the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) efficiency initiative, the state is implementing a self-update option for motorists’ auto insurance. An insured is now able to update thei...

Self-Driving Cars Could Bring Big Changes to Insurance

Just last month, another automaker announced a 2025 goal to develop cars that drive themselves on city streets; and the company reaffirmed that cars capable of driving unassisted on highways will...