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Pay as you Drive

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Author: Roxel Pudol

Nature is one of God’s creations. It is one of His best works of arts. But nowadays, the degradation of the environment seems to be unabated. One of the things, which contribute to the gradual destruction of the environment, is air pollution. Studies show that one of the great contributors to this is the smoke coming from the vehicles. Because of this fact, new concept in car insurance is formed – the pay as you drive auto insurance.

The idea behind pay as you drive auto insurance is simple – if you do not drive much, you will pay high insurance premiums. Advocated for this type of insurance policy thinks that there are many merits to this type of program such as the gas consumption, lower costs to the consumer and less air pollution.

You might have a question in mind like, “Why am I paying high premiums if I’m not using my car often”? With the pay as you drive insurance premiums, you would be able to quite literally pay as you go.

Essentially the insurance company will set an average driving amount for each car type. It could be broken down into a cents par mile basis. You would purchase a set of number of miles if you wanted to use the pay as you drive auto insurance system. You would be covered for insurance during this period. For those individuals who do not use their car most often or try to find cost saving methods or environment saving alternative, this pay as you drive system is an excellent idea. Though this type of program is not yet available, there are supporters in many states who are hoping to have this soon.

Environmental Defense, the conservation Law Foundation and even the US environment Protection Agency are some of the groups that are working to organize a national cooperative that would work with insurance companies to offer deep discounts for low-mileage drivers. This is halfway a step towards PAYD (pay as you drive) insurance.

General Motors and On-Star offers PAYD rates. GMAC or General Motor Acceptance Corporation Insurance began offering mileage-based discounts to Onstar subscribers located in some states, in the middle of 2004. To verify mileage, the Onstar system reports a vehicle’s odometer readings at the beginning and end of the policy term. Motorists who drive less than the specified annual mileage car receive insurance premium discounts of up to 40%. PAYD program are now available in Israel, South Africa and Holland.

Like in the cell phone plan that you can pay as you talk. The pay as you drive auto insurance is also a good idea. From this little thing, you can also contribute to the renewal of the beauty of nature.


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posted by mSteven, 12:54 AM


Nice option. I am so glad to know that there is such kind of option available for all those people who drive less. Every time when I plan to buy an insurance policy just drop the idea because I think I will paying higher amount as the usage is very less. But the offer that you have discussed above is superb for people like me. Thanks.
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