© 2022 All Rights reserved WUSF
News, Jazz, NPR
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
Health News Florida

State Could Scrap Auto Insurance Law

Florida may change the kinds of auto insurance drivers must purchase.

The Florida House on Wednesday voted 89-29 to repeal a requirement that motorists carry a type of auto insurance known as personal injury protection. Under Florida's no-fault insurance law drivers must pay for a policy that provides $10,000 worth of medical coverage regardless of who is at fault.

The bill passed by the House would require drivers to carry a certain level of coverage to pay for the injuries of someone they hit in an accident.

A study estimated that the change could result in some drivers paying lower auto insurance premiums.

But opponents to the bill said they were worried about who would pick up the initial medical costs of drivers who are hurt in an accident.

Copyright 2017 Health News Florida

WUSF 89.7 depends on donors for the funding it takes to provide you the most trusted source of news and information here in town, across our state, and around the world. Support WUSF now by giving monthly, or make a one-time donation online.