Detroit Council OKs Study of City-Sponsored Auto Insurance

November 19, 2014, 12:40 PM by  Allan Lengel


Living in Detroit can be quite taxing when it comes to paying for car insurance. Rates are often sky-high.

With that in mind, council members voted 8-0 Tuesday for a $75,000 to study of whether creating a city-sponsored auto insurer makes sense..

A press release from the mayor's office says the study will provide the necessary information to the Duggan administration to determine how to proceed with reducing auto insurance rates for Detroiters. 

Mayor Mike Duggan applauds the action.

“The high cost of auto insurance has been one of the key reasons residents have been leaving the city for years,” Duggan said in a statement.  “City Council’s unanimous vote today shows how committed we all are to offering Detroiters a more affordable alternative.”

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