One in Seven Drivers are Without Insurance

September 12, 2011 Updated Sep 12, 2011 at 7:02 PM EDT

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One in Seven Drivers are Without Insurance

September 12, 2011 Updated Sep 12, 2011 at 7:02 PM EDT

One in seven drivers in the United States does not have auto insurance despite laws in almost every state requiring coverage, according to a USA Today story.

According to the story, the number of uninsured motorists has risen during the recent economic downturn according to data from the Insurance Research Council. It is estimated that 13.8 percent of drivers are currently uninsured.

Read the USA Today story HERE.