I find it troubling that our mayor and some city councilmen can make excuses for anyone driving a car without insurance. They seem to think that it’s ok to skip the insurance if you need the money to buy food.
With all the government food programs that we have in addition to free breakfast and lunch for all students, local soup kitchens, and food pantries throughout the city, there shouldn’t be that many people who can afford a car but not the insurance.
Having a car is a privilege, not a right.
In December, I was struck by a non-insured motorist. He totaled my truck and severely broke my arm.
Several years ago, a local woman was struck by a woman without insurance who ran a stop light. The victim’s neck was broken, and she was confined to her bed for the rest of her life. Her husband faithfully cared for her for more than 20 years. He certainly would have appreciated the insurance money to pay for her care.
There is no excuse for anyone not having insurance on their car.
Bob Raymond, Columbus
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