The winner of the Michigan Auto Law Distracted Driving Awareness Sweepstakes will win a $1,032 check. Why $1,032? The Insurance Institute of Michigan’s December 2010 data states that the average auto insurance premium in Michigan is $1,032.02. The winner can use the money however they wish, but we hope the winner will use it to buy the right kind of auto insurance.
Part of this campaign centers on our desire to educate drivers about just how many people today are uninsured on our roads. About 50 percent of Detroit drivers, for example, are driving without any auto insurance whatsoever. And in the state of Michigan, about 19 percent of drivers have no auto insurance, according to published reports such as the Detroit Legal News and a news release by the Insurance Research Council.
People are not properly protected, and we’re hoping this campaign lets us spread awareness about just how dangerous texting while driving is, while also helping educate the public about the proper auto insurance they should be buying to protect them and their families.
We have drivers who are texting, talking on the phone, even surfing the Internet. Meanwhile, in some cities, we have up to 50 percent of our drivers riding with no insurance to protect them in case of a serious accident. It’s the perfect storm.
Uninsured motorist coverage is a special, low-cost additional coverage people can buy. It’s typically sold as uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. These coverages are must-have. For the price of a movie and popcorn, this UM/UIM can protect you and your family if you’re in a car crash with a driver who doesn’t have auto insurance.
Only persons residing in United States who are at least 13 years of age can enter.
August 22, 2011 @ 01:00 am (PDT)
September 12, 2011 @ 08:00 pm (PDT)
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