Sunday, October 12, 2008

New TexasSure Program Designed to Target Uninsured Texan Drivers

Reports have shown that twenty-five percent of Texan drivers do not carry autmotive liability insurance. The TexasSure program is based on a database comprised of the names of all insured Texas drivers and their insurance companies along with their respective license-plate numbers and VINs. If a driver is involved in an accident or stopped for an infraction, the police officer can enter the license-plate number or VIN into the system and verify that individual's insurance coverage. The result is an increased aresenal for law enforcement.

With fines ranging as high as $1,000 for a second offense, the program will likely target the State's poorest drivers. Illegal immigrants should especially fear the new program as encounters with the police can lead to arrests. As discussed previously on Beloblawg, Federal authorities have begun officing in state correctional facilities and more aggressively enforcing the country's immigration laws.

The insurance industry and its politicians estimate that Texas drivers shell out nearly $1 billion a year to protect themselves against those without coverage.

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