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‘No insurance’ law

September 27, 2017
Lehigh Acres Citizen

To the editor:

Is there a reason why we cannot pass an "insurance law" in Florida? I realize that we are a "no fault" state, but this seems to only encourage drivers not to carry insurance on their vehicle. Florida has many, many uninsured drivers but our current law has no teeth.

If we could pass an "insurance law" that would require a law enforcement officer to request current insurance proof when a person is stopped for any violation and the law should require; the vehicle must be towed, proof of current insurance must be shown to recover the vehicle. A $350 fine plus the charge for towing and $20 per day for storage.

By requiring this of all drivers, the police officer does not need to ask anyone's nationality or violate any other civil rights.

This law was recently implemented in Dallas, Texas. As it turns out, 80 percent of the cars impounded were being driven by individuals in the country illegally and accident rates have been reduced 47 percent.

This "insurance law" would get most of the uninsured off the road without having to violate any civil rights and make our streets much safer.

Mary West

Cape Coral



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