Members of a consumer group advocating automobile insurance reform presented petitions with 70,000 signatures to state lawmakers today in hopes of bringing so-called "no-fault" insurance to Maryland.
The group, called Maryland NEW START, is drafting legislation it hopes will be introduced in the General Assembly to allow for no-fault insurance. The group delivered the petitions in Annapolis in advance of the opening of the 1991 session.
Under a no-fault plan, insurers would be required to offer consumers a choice between traditional coverage or cheaper, no-fault policies that promptly pay the policy holder regardless of who is at fault in an auto accident. Traditional insurance plans seek payment from the driver at fault.