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Article posted: 10/21/2013 5:00 AM

Simplify method for proof of insurance

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I recently received a notice from the Secretary of State's Office demanding that I supply them with my auto insurance company name and policy number. I find it really absurd that this is the first time in 40 years that I have been randomly selected to provide proof of insurance. Talk about searching for a needle in a haystack!

And when I read their explanation that "this is the state's most effective way to identify uninsured vehicles" I burst out laughing. Really? Wouldn't it make more sense to require this proof every year as owners renew their registration? It is the law, right? If you don't provide your insurance information, you simply don't get a plate or a sticker.

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It wouldn't be hard for police to identify these drivers if they don't have the current tags. But it is a lot easier for the state not to have to identify uninsured motorists as long we just keep paying for the "uninsured motorists" in our premiums.

Marilyn Amundsen

Rolling Meadows

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