Posted on February 25, 2010 in Personal Injury
22% of Nevada motorists are uninsured,
according to Jim Gibbons’ chief of staff, Robin Reedy.
According to Chicago company InsuredNet, Nevada could raise $30
million by using InsuredNet’s system of photographing license plates to
identify uninsured and unregistered vehicles.
The proposal was rejected on Wednesday.
Vegas Review Journal reports that Nevada fines its motorists $250
for driving while uninsured and $500 for driving without valid
registration, but the offenders are difficult to catch.
According to the journal, "critics raised the privacy issue, although
a spokesman for InsureNet said any information collected by the company
would go into a national law enforcement computer network, and the
company itself would not retain the information."
No other state currently uses InsureNet to verify the insurance
status of motorists.