Survey: 10 percent of Del. drivers uninsured

January 26, 2009 5:30:36 AM PST
A new study shows about 10 percent of drivers in Delaware are uninsured, and that number could be headed higher. The survey by the Insurance Research Council suggests the reason is the economic downturn. It predicts the number of uninsured drivers in Delaware and across the country may hit an all-time high as unemployment numbers rise.

Maryland, at 12 percent, is the only other state in the region with a double-digit percentage of drivers without insurance. New Jersey's figure is 8 percent, and Pennsylvania's is 7 percent.

Nationally, the state with the highest percentage of uninsured drivers is New Mexico, with 29 percent. Massachusetts has the lowest percentage, just 1 percent.

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Information from: WDEL-AM, http://www.wdel.com/

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