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More than 75 percent of state vehicles without insurance

Cancun, Q.R. — New statistics show that less than 25 percent of vehicles in the state of Quintana Roo carry an auto insurance policy.

The Mexican Association of Insurance and Bonds (Amasfac) in Quintana Roo found that only 24.3 percent of vehicles have some level of insurance coverage in the event of an accident. With nearly 590,000 registered vehicles using state roads, more than 75 percent of drivers are at risk for financial damages if they find themselves in an accident.

Amasfac president, Elizabeth Ortiz Ríos, says that last year, 16,600 deaths occurred from auto accidents in the state making it the principal cause of death of children and the second leading cause of death in adults. When there is no insurance policy, these families are left with enormous financial hardships.

Amasfac has petitioned the state, suggesting fines for those who do not, at minimum, carry liability insurance.

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