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Hawaii officials recommend web-based insurance verification

GasBuddy Blog -- Even with a percentage of uninsured motorists that's below the national average, Hawaii is taking significant steps to reduce the cost that the uninsured impose on law-abiding motorists.

A group of transportation officials is recommending that the state establish a web-based verification system within two years that allows authorities to instantly confirm that a driver has a valid policy.

The recommendations, published by the state’s regulatory department late last week, establish the framework of an insurance verification program, including issuing notifications that target uninsured motorists who repeatedly break the law and suspension of their vehicle registrations if they fail to reply.

The program should...


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pilotmass
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Set the Dog Chapman on them!
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Live and learn!
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"iluna" It may, but I'm with you
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 8:52:08 AM

Seems like a lot of cost to develop - potentially more than the "savings" of having such a system in place.
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 6:08:53 AM

It seems like a solution.
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 6:05:59 AM

All states should do this
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 5:18:28 AM

It's not a bad idea - but it's more of "Big Brother" watching everything you do
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 5:06:00 AM

take away their auto"s
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 4:52:45 AM

whatever it takes
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 4:49:52 AM

Most agree that forcing car insurance on everyone is good.

Why is forcing health insurance on everyone bad?
The same reasons (and more) apply: the uninsured end up
costing the responsible people (and society) through the
teeth.
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 4:49:08 AM

What ever works.
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Good move
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 4:42:16 AM

yes it is
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 4:37:43 AM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 4:35:22 AM

Good idea, it will probably spread to other states as well...
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 4:33:37 AM

never going to work.
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 4:31:22 AM

Good thing here
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 4:29:01 AM

great idea. hope they go through with it
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 4:24:03 AM

I believe they will have to go to some sort of web-based verification system at some point. There are more drivers on the road than one might think, driving around recklessly with no insurance whatsoever. I would not blame it all on the undocumented people in this country either.
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keep em honest
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Naaaaah
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 4:15:59 AM

I've had two uninsured drivers hit my car (in 47 years of driving). Both were uninsured, and were also illegal aliens, who also had warrants for other crimes. My uninsured motorist insurance covered the repairs, but I learned to carry more insurance as a result. Just a personal experience, but then I suppose Hawaii has fewer problems with out-of-state drivers going from one state to another.

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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 4:14:52 AM

OK by me.
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 4:13:15 AM

Worth a try.
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 4:12:51 AM

No insurance no plate renewal. Too easy.
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 4:12:19 AM

Politicians will Never take these Steps in California. Too many Illegals that have been signed up as Democrat Voters to even think of affecting their chances of not getting re-elected again... and again... and again!!!!
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 4:12:04 AM

When will the lawyers step in to squash this?
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 4:08:33 AM

Worth a try!
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 4:05:48 AM

They will still drive.
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 3:58:32 AM

...prudent...
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 3:58:12 AM

Good idea I wonder if rates will go down.
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 3:53:06 AM

This is a legitimate concern that needs to be addressed, and somehow fixed. Good on Hawaii for trying something.
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 3:53:04 AM

Sounds like a good idea. No insurance - no drive!!!
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 3:50:55 AM

Times are changing.
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 3:49:55 AM

'License, registration and I-pad please'
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 3:47:48 AM

Old news
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 3:46:48 AM

Old
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Nice but old story.
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technology marches on
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 3:41:32 AM

Sounds like a great idea.
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 3:40:49 AM

It costs extra on the insurance policy just to cover these scammers.
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 3:39:28 AM

A few years ago, I became a Private Investigator. When taking the school class, I was told that if someone is allowed to drive uninsured, you can sue the state, for allowing them to drive without insurance.
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 3:38:18 AM

hope it works for them
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 3:33:16 AM

Good for them. Uninsured drivers pose a problem for everyone else, in many ways.
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 3:31:55 AM

Sounds like it could work...
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 3:27:47 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 3:22:44 AM

Interesting!

Gasoline prices?
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Old news
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 3:20:30 AM

about time for Hawaii.... some other states have been verifying insurance to varying degrees for some time .....................
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old story
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