Solution to 7-day auto insurance could be difficult - Crain's Detroit Business
"Tamika Fizer entered an L.A. Insurance office on Detroit's northwest side last Wednesday afternoon with one objective: obtain insurance to get her 2012 Chevrolet Impala registered to drive.
By this Wednesday, the 33-year-old Oak Park woman's car will be uninsured — again.
Fizer purchased a $221 seven-day "Jump Start" auto insurance plan from L.A. Insurance and acknowledged she won't be driving with legally required liability coverage for the remaining 51 weeks of her vehicle's registration.
"To be honest, I usually only do it when it's time to renew my tabs because it's too expensive to pay monthly," Fizer said of buying a seven-day insurance plan.
The policies, a legal workaround for people who won't or can't pay for continuous coverage, are now facing a potential ban, highlighting crushing insurance costs in Detroit and neighboring cities and prompting the policies' sellers and buyers to say they'll just find other workarounds..."