Low-cost Auto Insurance Program Available Statewide

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(Sacramento, CA)
Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner says a quarter of California drivers are uninsured – and a big hurdle is cost.  He says now the state’s low-income auto insurance program is available in all 58 counties:

“There’s really no excuses any longer on why you can’t get and buy auto insurance.”

Poizner says the program will sunset in a few years, but he’s working on a ballot measure to change that.  His measure would also give law enforcement the power to remove license plates from the cars of uninsured drivers.

“A lot of people in the state of Ca are just angry that uninsured drivers are not playing by the rules.  It’s just not fair and it creates a financial and health hazard for folks.”

To be eligible for the low-cost program, an applicant must make less than roughly 52-thousand dollars a year for a family of four.