Makes some small changes to the applicability of certain motor vehicle insurance requirements, as requested by the Insurance Department.
Mandatory Car Insurance
New Hampshire currently does not require motorists to have car insurance.
The state does, however, require you to pay for costs of bodily injury or property damage resulting from a car accident you caused.
In the past, the House Transportation Committee has voted against any bill that would require motorists to carry such coverage.
Those in favor of compulsory vehicle insurance argue that mandating insurance is the only way to guarantee that at-fault drivers will be able to pay for damages in a car crash.
Opponents of compulsory automobile insurance argue that forcing residents to buy any product, including car insurance, is a violation of individual liberty. Insurance companies have also argued that mandatory automobile insurance laws invite excessive regulation of the insurance market, distorting insurance costs.
Raises the financial responsibility limits for motor vehicle liability insurance.
Changes the minimum requirements for uninsured or hit-and-run motor vehicle coverage.
Requires full recovery of damages under uninsured motorist coverage.
Requires drivers from foreign countries to purchase car insurance.
Should NH require car insurance for some or all drivers?
Rep. Peter Leishman has proposed a bill for 2019 relative to mandatory auto insurance. Rep. Leishman told Citizens Count he is in favor of requiring auto insurance for all registered vehicles.
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