A Senate bill that would force Virginia drivers to carry at least $100,000 in auto liability coverage faces stiff opposition from the insurance industry.
Sen. W. Roscoe Reynolds, D-Martinsville, introduced Senate Bill 1360 at the request of the Carroll County Farm Bureau, according to his office. The bill would make the minimum coverage for auto policies $100,000 for a single injury, $300,000 for injuries in any one accident, and $100,000 for property damage. The minimum limits currently are $25,000-$50,000-$20,000.
The bill also would eliminate a driver’s option of paying $500 to register a vehicle as uninsured.
The bill appears to have few friends at Capitol Square.