1 kwietnia 2019

Raising compulsory automobile insurance
minimum amounts: a case study from the United

Christopher J. Robinette, Dani Wachtel

DOI: https://doi.org/10.33995/wu2019.4.5


This article discusses a decision both European Union Member States and states in the United States
must make: whether to raise their compulsory automobile insurance minimum amounts. The authors
review a case study from the United States, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and conclude a proposed
increase in the compulsory minimum amounts should pass the legislator. The purpose of compulsory
automobile insurance is to compensate victims of automobile accidents. Due to inflation, the minimum amounts in Pennsylvania no longer compensate adequately. Moreover, the data do not support
the contention that an increase in the minimum amounts will cause large increases in premiums and
uninsured rates. The authors conclude that compulsory minimum amounts should be periodically reviewed, as they are in the European Union, and that arguments about large increases in premiums and
uninsured rates should be subjected to a careful review based on data.


Słowa kluczowe

compulsory automobile insurance, compulsory third-party liability motor insurance, minimum amounts of coverage


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