New Alabama law targets drivers without insurance | News
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A new state law that takes effect Jan. 1 is designed to crack down on motorists who don't abide by Alabama's mandatory auto insurance law.
State Revenue Commissioner Julie Magee says a new online system will check insurance companies' records within a few seconds to see if a motorist has insurance. County license plate officials will do it when issuing or renewing a tag. Police will do it during traffic stops. And the state Revenue Department will do random checks.
The Insurance Research Council estimates 22% of Alabama's vehicles don't have liability insurance. Magee said her goal is to get that below 10%.
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