Friday, November 30, 2012

Public Service Announcement

You know one thing I forgot to say about our trip to New Mexico was that my husband was hit while driving our rental car on I-25 by an uninsured motorist. He wasn't injured. But the car was undrivable.

It was definitely the other guy's fault. The other guy driving a 1991 Toyota pickup with no insurance.

The bill from Avis came today. 

I've left some phone messages Avis and my insurance company. We'll see who gets back to me first.

My public service announcement is this: 

Be certain you have uninsured motorist coverage on your auto policy. 

We do. But this still isn't going to be any fun. At all. 

I spent some time reading sob stories by people whose lives have been ruined by an uninsured motorist. Literally something like this could change the course of your entire life.

Did you know that in New Mexico 26% of the drivers are uninsured? 

As someone who has followed the rules her entire life, I'm appalled by stats like this. Ooh. They're poor and can't afford insurance. You know what? Then don't drive. Because all this does is drive the cost of insurance up for everyone. If everyone who was supposed to have auto insurance by law did, it would cost less. Because we wouldn't have to be paying for deadbeats. 

I once was poor, too, but I always paid my insurance bill. Because it's the right thing to do. 

5 comments:

Angela Cruz-garcia said...

I agree 100%!! Just like you have to pay your electric bill to have light, you need to pay your insurance premium if you are going to own a car.

Pam in IL said...

Donna, I totally agree with you. My hubby is dealing with this same issue, except that the girl who hit him gave fraudulent proof of insurance and is getting away with driving without insurance because the police can't or won't file charges against her.

Nicola said...

Well said, I totally agree. Is your DH ok?

LIZ said...

Amen!

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