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Bills would crack down on uninsured drivers

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A state lawmaker says the work on changing Michigan’s no fault auto insurance system isn’t over yet. Major changes to the state’s car insurance system were signed into law this May.

Republican Sen. Peter Lucido says the Legislature has brought insurance rate relief to Michigan residents. He says, now it’s time to make sure all Michigan residents actually get car insurance.

Lucido introduced a bill that would allow law enforcement to take a vehicle’s license plate if the driver doesn’t have active insurance.

“I want everybody to know, since you told us you couldn’t afford it, and now we’ve made it affordable, you have no more excuses not to buy it,” Lucido said.

Lucido also introduced a bill that would create an electronic vehicle insurance verification system for real-time tracking of a car’s insurance status.

“I want to make sure when the police pull the vehicle over that there is no question whatsoever that that insurance is either enforced or it’s not,” he said.

Both bills are waiting for a committee hearing.

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