November 2, 2009 |
Like their counterparts in cities across Colorado, Denver police decide when to seize cars from people they find driving without licenses. Sometimes they issue a ticket and let a relative take the car home; other times, they call a tow company. But officers stand to lose that discretion as voters on Tuesday will consider a measure that would mandate authorities to impound vehicles driven by unlicensed motorists -- an initiative pushed by a local man who says law enforcement isn't doing its job of ridding city streets of unsafe, uninsured drivers.
July 5, 2009
Re: "Premiums may be set by actual mileage," June 27: Why not pay at the pump for the minimum insurance coverage, then let motorists pay for more coverage through their insurance companies? It would be easier than paying a lump sum once or twice a year, would save the money that an inspection would require and, most important, would collect and maintain insurance for illegal drivers without insurance. We would all see our insurance rates nose-dive. And we wouldn't have to worry about being hit by uninsured drivers.
February 26, 2008 |
California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner has halted a ballot initiative drive that would have empowered authorities to seize the license plates from vehicles belonging to drivers who had no auto insurance. Poizner launched the campaign late last year, saying strong action was needed to take off the road the estimated 25% of drivers who fail to comply with California's mandatory auto insurance law.
November 17, 2007 |
Uninsured motorists who ignore warnings from the state to buy coverage could have their license plates pulled by police officers under an initiative proposed by California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner. Poizner submitted papers with the attorney general's office Thursday to start the process that would allow him to gather signatures to put the measure before voters in the November 2008 election.
October 29, 2007 |
Millions of uninsured drivers in California could have their license plates yanked or their cars immobilized as part of a crackdown being considered by Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner. Poizner is huddling with his political advisors and consulting potential allies about putting an initiative on the November 2008 ballot. The measure would give law enforcement broad new powers to go after those who flout the law by driving without insurance.
December 6, 2006 |
Since Oct. 1, the Department of Motor Vehicles has notified more than 180,000 car owners in California that it is moving to suspend their auto registrations because their cars are uninsured. Hundreds of thousands more suspension warnings are expected to go out in the months ahead as the state's latest crackdown on uninsured motorists moves into high gear.