1 in 8 Motorists Uninsured, Says IRC Report

Annual payments for uninsured claims total $2.6 billion, up 75 percent in 10 years.

August 5, 2014

Jay Blickstein

According to a report from the Insurance Research Council, 1 in 8 motorists, or 12.6 percent, do not carry auto insurance. This represents a downtick from 2003, when 14.9 percent of drivers were uninsured. About 29.7 million motorists in the U.S. are driving uninsured, a slight dip from 29.9 million in 2009, says the IRC report. Payments for uninsured claims total $2.6 billion, a number that is up by 75 percent over the last 10 years. (Data is from 2012, the last year for which information is available.)

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