September 19, 2005

Poor roads increase insurance costs, analyst says

Toronto, Ontario – Poorly maintained city streets are creating another bump in the road for drivers paying insurance, says Lee Romanov, president of Insurance Hotline.

An accident caused by poor road maintenance is considered an “at-fault” accident by an insurance company, Romanov says, as is a claim for vehicle damage caused by hitting a pothole. The driver would have to pay a deductible and face insurance rate increases of $2,000 to $6,000.

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