I share the feelings of Monroe Rubinger (Letters, June 10), who voiced anger at the apparent greed of the casualty insurance industry in this state.
I encountered a similar experience when, after more than 10 years with neither an accident nor a ticket, I was cited for a minor traffic violation. With my record clean and having confidence in my driving habits and ability, I simply "paid the ticket" and went on with business only to find a previously unmentioned surcharge of $150 per year for three years attached to my automobile policy.
That, in addition to a nearly 10% "regular premium increase" that has been customary for most of the last 10-plus years made by blood boil. (By the way, where is the increased availability and affordability promised to us by the insurance industry if we gave them Proposition 51?)
I am considered a "good driver" with a clean record (until this traffic citation) who has carried substantial insurance for years. I am told that my premium is "cheap" compared to that paid by most people ($2,200 per year is cheap?)