How many drivers in the U.S. are uninsured?

How many drivers aren't insured in the U.S.? I have a few friends who are driving uninsured to save money. They say it's normal, but it seems irresponsible to me.

Answer
“According to the latest data, about 13% of drivers in America are uninsured—and 82% of them stated that this was due to financial hardship.
The number of uninsured drivers tends to change each year. It rises and falls along with the economy, and it varies by state. Florida, for example, tends to have the most uninsured drivers at around 23.8%. Massachusetts, on the other hand, has the fewest at 3.9%.
But no matter where you live, it’s important to make sure you and your family have the best protection in the event of an accident.
While insurance may seem expensive, it’s required for drivers in most states. Penalties for driving without insurance vary, but common consequences include:
  • Fines up to $5,000
  • Suspended driver’s license
  • Community service
  • Suspended vehicle registration
  • Jail time
To stay safe and avoid unnecessary penalties, use Jerry to find an affordable insurance policy. The Jerry app can help you find competitive quotes in under a minute. Choosing a new policy is just as effortless. Jerry takes care of all the paperwork and phone calls so that all you need to do is pick which plan you like best!”
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Shannon Martin
Answered on Sep 09, 2021
Shannon is an expert in personal lines liability insurance with 13 + years of insurance industry experience. She also served as a special insurance liaison to AARP members for 6 of those years. She is a graduate of UL Lafayette and currently resides in NY with her family. Shannon is also an amateur juggler, ukulele player, and is a time travel paradox theory enthusiast.
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