- Report Published -
|Uninsured Motorists in Virginia (1995)|
|Department of Motor Vehicles|
|HJR 230 (Regular Session, 1987)|
|House Joint Resolution 230 (1987 Session) mandated an annual report to the General Assembly on the uninsured situation in Virginia. DMV annually reports on its Insurance Monitoring Program activities including information on the effectiveness of Virginia's motor vehicle insurance laws, educational efforts to inform and enhance the public's understanding of insurance requirements and the limitations of the uninsured motorist fee, and efforts to reduce the number of uninsured motorists on Virginia read ways.|
During the 1986 General Assembly Session, DMV refocused its insurance monitoring efforts by eliminating two labor-intensive processes. To reduce paperwork and manpower requirements, DMV ceased requiring citizens to submit accident reports or requiring insurance companies to notify DMV of liability policy cancellations. The focus of the Insurance Monitoring Program was shifted to identification of uninsured motorists prior to possible involvement in an accident and prior to cancellation of liability insurance.
Since 1986, DMV's Insurance Monitoring Program has consisted of five monitoring processes. Four of these processes attempt to identify uninsured motorists before they are involved in an accident, and the fifth process enables citizens to request verification of another individual's insurance information subsequent to their involvement in an accident.