Gardens driver: State keeping no-fault PIP insurance ‘a joke’

As far as driver Dick Natalizio of Palm Beach Gardens can see, state leaders seem to be in no hurry to do much of anything when there is an obvious solution to a car insurance problem staring them in the face.

Driver Dick Natalizio

Driver Dick Natalizio

Florida drivers would save an average of $81 per car, or close to $1 billion a year, by getting rid of the state’s no-fault Personal Injury Protection requirement, an actuarial study commissioned by the state last fall found.

“I think it’s a joke,” said Natalizio, a former owner of an independent insurance agency in Wisconsin now retired in Florida. “It’s absolutely ridiculous. In Colorado, they got rid of no-fault and their premiums went down 35 percent.”

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