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FL Senate to reconsider personal-injury protection insurance

Posted: 4:01 AM, Dec 22, 2017
Updated: 2017-12-22 08:17:08Z
FL Senate to reconsider personal-injury protection insurance
FL Senate to reconsider personal-injury protection insurance

(WTXL) - During the upcoming legislative session the Florida senate will consider the merits of repealing Florida's longstanding requirement for drivers to carry personal-injury protection insurance.

However, Senate President Joe Negron says it's important to ensure that any replacement coverage still provides Florida drivers access to medical coverage and funeral benefits.

The Legislature in 1972 passed a requirement that drivers carry $10,000 in personal-injury protection insurance in hopes of limiting the number of lawsuits stemming from traffic accidents.

According to the Office of Insurance Regulation, Florida is one of 10 states to require drivers to carry PIP insurance.

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