What are the Facts About Uninsured Drivers?
- The amount of uninsured motorists compared to the rest of the population in America is actually dropping.
- The cost of an accident involving an uninsured motorist can be anywhere from tens of thousands of dollars to millions of dollars.
- Some of the most frequent areas for uninsured motorists are Colorado, Florida, and Tennessee.
- A little more than ten percent of all Illinois drivers do not have insurance.
- Almost twenty percent of all drivers around the country do not have insurance.
Uninsured Driver Accident Statistics
- From 1992 to 2012, the percentage of uninsured drivers dropped from 15.6% to 12.6% across the country.
- The top ten states with the most amount of uninsured drivers include Oklahoma, Florida, Mississippi, New Mexico, Michigan, Tennessee, Alabama, Rhode Island, Colorado and Washington.
- The top ten states with the least amount of uninsured drivers include Massachusetts, Maine, New York, Utah, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Idaho, South Carolina and South Dakota.
- In Illinois, the number of uninsured drivers in 2012 was approximately 13.3%.
- Right now, roughly 1 in 7 drivers are uninsured.
- The average cost of property damage from car accidents is $7,500.
- The average cost of non-fatal injuries from car accidents is $61,600.
- The average cost of fatalities from car accidents is $1,130,000.
What Are The Penalties For Driving Without Insurance?
Every state requires drivers to have insurance in order to use their roads and every state penalizes drivers who don't have insurance while using their roads. Normally, the requirements from state to state vary but whatever the case they are normally pretty severe. Here are some common disciplinary actions that state take against uninsured motorists:
- Suspend their license;
- Revoke their vehicle registration;
- Give them a ticket and other fines; and
- Require SR 22 insurance.
If you are caught driving without insurance in Illinois, you will get all of these punishments and then some. In fact, the total cost of driving without insurance can be thousands of dollars and the inability to use Illinois roads.
Learn More About Uninsured Motorist Accidents In Illinois
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For additional information see the following pages:
- Are There Any Illinois Laws That Address Uninsured Motorist Accidents?
- Can I Just File A Claim With My Insurance Company Instead Of Going to The Other Party?
- Can I Pursue An Uninsured Motorist Claim Even If I Was Driving Someone Else?
- Can I Stack Insurance Policies On Top Of Each Other?
- Can I Still Pursue An Uninsured Or Underinsured Motorist Claim If I Settled With The Other Driver?
- Do I Have An Uninsured Motorist Claim?
- Do I Have to File My Uninsured Motorist Claim by A Certain Time?
- Do I Have to Sue The Underinsured Motorist's Insurance Company?
- Do I Need to Give The Insurance Company Any Information?
- How Can Rosenfeld Injury Attorneys Help Me If I Have Been Injured by An Uninsured Motorist In Illinois?
- How do I Dispute What The Insurance Company Says My Claim Is Worth?
- What Are The Minimum Auto Liability Insurance Requirements In Illinois?
- What Compensation Is Available For My Uninsured Motorist Claim?
- What Happens If The Uninsured Motorist Does Not Pay Damages Awarded by A Court?
- What Have Other Plaintiffs With Uninsured Motorist Claims Recovered In Illinois?