Insurance law change in effect

Published: Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at 8:29 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at 8:29 a.m.

A change in Florida law covering personal injury protection now requires motorists to carry mandatory personal injury and property damage liability insurance, and law enforcement agencies will be citing drivers without the proper insurance, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported.

The new law went into effect Tuesday.

From Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, only property damage liability insurance was required. Insurance carriers offered customers the option of canceling personal injury protection or PIP. People who canceled the insurance now must reinstate it.

The new law requires the insurance carrier to cancel policies of motorists who don't get PIP coverage and to notify the motor vehicle agency, which will then suspend the driver's license and registration.

For more information, contact 1-877-MyFLCFO.

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