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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Uninsured Motorist Towing to Begin in Texas

A standard requirement for being allowed to operate a motor vehicle is to have liability insurance. This insurance protects you and other drivers from having to pay the potentially high costs of a car accident. However, in most states a person found driving without insurance is simply issued a ticket and allowed to go on his or her way. However, that is about to change in at least one city.

On Monday, police in Lufkin, Texas, will begin enforcing the city's new ordinance, which allows police to tow the car of a driver who cannot produce proof of insurance after a traffic stop. Drivers are forced to obtain insurance and present proof of insurance to get their vehicle out of impound.

It will be interesting to see how well the program goes, because uninsured motorists present a serious danger to other drivers. Typically, uninsured motorists fall into two categories:

  • Drivers with bad accident records for whom insurance is prohibitively expensive
  • Drivers unable to afford insurance of any kind

In other words, the types of drivers for whom insurance is most necessary are also the drivers most likely to be without it. The new plan to take these dangerous drivers off the road by towing their vehicles may be able to dramatically reduce the threat they pose to others.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a car accident with an uninsured motorist, you may need to file a lawsuit to get compensation for your injuries. The lawyers of the Houston or Dallas, Texas offices of The Cochran Firm can help you get the compensation you deserve. Please call or email us today to learn more.

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posted by Benjamin A. Irwin at 7:45 AM

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