Officials target driver's without insurance
MIAMI (WSVN) -- Officials and insurance companies throughout South Florida are teaming up to crack down on insurance fraud.
Miami-Dade County leads the nation in the amount of uninsured drivers on the street, and it's becoming expensive for South Floridians. "Targeting motorists that don't have insurance, but you'll see they'll have and insurance card," said Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Joe Sanchez.
Police have arrested hundreds of motorists driving without insurance all around the county. The operation is also targeting drivers in Broward County. "We will write them a ticket, we will issue a citation, will make an arrest," said Sanchez.
Mercury Insurance representative Edward Lopez said, "Someone involved in an accident, and they become a victim of someone who's driving around without insurance, but it increases everyone's insurance rates."
Insurance agents at a command post are working with authorities to transmit the information as fast as possible to police. "That provides them with an avenue to continue our investigative efforts, to try and not just get the individual that posses the cards, but with the individuals that are producing them," said Miami Police Sergeant Leo Tapanes.
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