Monday, April 6, 2009
State Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner was in San Diego today to urge motorists to take part in an affordable automobile insurance program.
The California Low Cost Automobile Insurance program provides eligible good drivers with auto liability coverage at a fraction of the price of getting it through a private company.
"In today's economy, many San Diego drivers are looking for ways to cut their expenses and some are undoubtedly considering eliminating auto insurance," Poizner said. "But driving without insurance is illegal and puts all travelers at risk."
"I urge all San Diego motorists to shop around to find the best auto insurance product to fit their needs," he said. "The Low Cost Auto Insurance program is one affordable way for drivers to comply with the law and protect all motorists from potential losses."
In San Diego, a policy through the state's Low Cost Auto Insurance program costs $265 a year. Since the program was started here in 2006, 856 policies have been issued locally.
To be eligible for the program, applicants must have a good driving record, meet certain income criteria and the value of the vehicle they want to insure can't exceed $20,000.
Poizner, a Republican, has announced he is running to replace Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger next year.