Save lives, lower insurance costs

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Law enforcement agencies agree that lives could be saved with the elimination of drivers under the influence and drivers using cell phones/texting while driving.

One way to reduce/eliminate fatalities and/or injuries caused by these drivers would be for insurance companies to deny coverage for damages to the insured's property resulting from the above causes. Coverage still would be made to the victims, but not the insured.

Not only would this get the attention of current drivers, but also of future drivers. Perhaps we could stem the flow before it starts. And with reduced liabilities, insurance rates should go down.

This is an achievable goal. At the present time, the insurers whom I talked to do not cover damages to your home in the event of war or terrorism. So why not extend exclusions to auto owners? In the case of financed/leased autos, perhaps wage attachments for reimbursments could be the answer.

Seems like a win-win situation.

Jim Nixon

Aiken, S.C.

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baronvonreich 03/22/10 - 11:36 pm
Personal responsibility and

Personal responsibility and accountability are all but dead in this failing country.

Little Lamb
Little Lamb 03/23/10 - 07:55 am
Wow! Mr. Nixon is calling

Wow! Mr. Nixon is calling for

. . . the elimination of drivers under the influence and drivers using cell phones/texting while driving.

That would make the roads nicer for the rest of us, but it's a bit draconian, don't you think?

southernguy08 03/23/10 - 09:15 am
Sounds like a good plan to

Sounds like a good plan to me, Jim. Too bad our polititicians will never let it fly. BARON is right...asking people to be responsible is considered cruel and inhuman these days. So sad.

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