Thursday wrap: Road money and insurance discounts

Posted April 18, 2013

— Gov. Pat McCrory rolled out his plan to change highway funding, while the Senate passed two auto insurance bills.

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McCrory and Transportation Secretary want to scrap a funding formula that spread money for road projects across the state and use one in which most money is allocated to projects deemed important to statewide or regional economic needs.

Meanwhile, the Senate passed bills that would allow auto insurance companies to introduce proprietary discount programs within the Rate Bureau structure and would prevent older drivers from having to pay the three-year surcharge that insurers usually tack on the bills of novice drivers.

Also, an education reform plan that creates a probationary system for veteran teachers passed the full House, and a House appropriations subcommittee questioned Health and Human Services Secretary about plans to overhaul the state Medicaid program.


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  • driverkid3 Apr 20, 2013

    When you are put behind the wheel of a tractor at 14 or 15, you learn really fast how to drive safely. By the time I got my license at 21, I knew better than to take chances.

  • miseem Apr 19, 2013

    weasel - do you mean drive safely, or just drive. Don't think any non- drivers need car insurance. While I basically agree with the legislation, it's aimed at a very limited group. The current policy does require some driving experience before rates are lowered. The fact that you don't get your license til you are 19 doesn't always mean you are a better driver than a 16 year old. Like in most things, experience helps.

  • weasel2 Apr 19, 2013

    Happy to see that those of us that can drive may someday not have to pay for those that can't.