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Accidents with uninsured pose growing problem

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An article from the Times Daily today addresses the growing problem of uninsured motorists being involved in motor vehicle accidents.

The story cites an example of an Alabama woman and her daughter who were involved in an accident with an uninsured motorist who was driving under the influence with a revoked driver’s license. The accident victim fortunately had full insurance coverage that took care of all medical expenses and losses.

A survey from the Insurance Research Council sheds light on the growing national problem of uninsured motorists. The survey shows that 14.6 percent of U.S. households have at least one uninsured vehicle.

The following list is included in the article:

Citations for violation of proof of insurance written by area police.
Florence

2005 — 1,166

2006 — 1,565
Muscle Shoals

2005 — 176

2006 — 132
Moulton

2005 — 403

2006 — 784
Sheffield

2005 — 166

2006 — 131
Russellville

2006 — 469 (Russellville’s municipal court began in 2006.)
Tuscumbia

2005 — 241

2006 — 146
10-county region of North Alabama

2005 — 434

2006 — 1,063