Little Rock, AR – (WiredPRNews.com) Nearly every state in the country requires its residents to secure an auto insurance policy for a car before they can drive legally, but a sizable portion continues to go without coverage. Aside from the looming possibility that these uninsured motorists could end up having to pay out-of-pocket for any damages that they cause to other drivers or other drivers’ property, governments further discourage residents from hitting the road uninsured by setting in place monetary repercussions for doing so. In some states, these fines are so large that offenders may find it would have been much cheaper to simply obtain coverage in the first place.
That certainly may be the case for a group of Arkansans who were apprehended in September. According to the Arkansas Department of Insurance (DOI), eight suspects turned themselves in for making or possessing counterfeit proof of insurance cards, which were identified after the documents had been used to register autos with the state Department of Motor Vehicles. Producing or possessing this type of fraudulent document is considered a felony in the state, and those convicted are subject to a sentence of “up to six years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000 for each count.”
Considering the fact that the National Association of Insurance Commissioners estimated that the national average expenditure on car coverage in 2007 was $795, it would seem that securing a policy like most drivers would have been the most cost-effective option.
To learn more about getting legal proof of coverage, readers can go to http://www.onlineautoinsurance.com/proof/ where visitors will also be able to shop for an affordable policy by using the free quote-comparison generator.
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