I have written before of my life as an insurance underwriter and sometimes agent, (never at the same time) and I can tell you that this report from the Bay State does not surprise me. Little does in the very regulated world of insurance. There are so many nooks and crannies to filings, and so much variation from state to state that the “driver school” revenue stream insurers have going in Massachusetts should shock no one. Peel back property and casualty insurance regs in most states and at least a few cockroaches will scurry out.
(From The Daily Caller)
According to WHAV News, employees of the taxpayer-funded Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) “process paperwork and otherwise subsidize private insurance companies [office space, telephones, computers, etc.] in the administration of ‘Driver Retraining Programs’ even when there is no state interest—criminal or civil—at stake.”…
…In one case, “a district court magistrate found ‘no probable cause’ in an automobile accident case,” but the Massachusetts RMV “still required a driver-retraining course or would suspend the individual’s driver’s license.”
“We take our orders from the insurance company, not the courts,” a state worker told WHAV.