New proposal could reduce auto insurance premiums statewide

By Mara MacDonald - Reporter

LANSING, Mich. - A new plan to get car insurance premiums down is underway in Lansing.

Michigan routinely pays the highest auto insurance premiums in the entire country. One reason is because so many drivers in the state don’t have car insurance.

According to statistics from insurance companies given to legislators, around 21 percent of vehicles on the roads in Michigan are uninsured.

Rep. Peter Lucido (R-Shelby Township) introduced a multi-bill packet that would make it harder to drive in Michigan without already having insurance.

“There’s 20 percent, that is 1.4 million drivers without car insurance,” Lucido said. “That is preposterous.”

Under the bill, the Secretary of State would be alerted whenever a policy is been terminated and would pass the information on to police.

The package of bills is currently in committee.

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