TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! KANSAS CITY POLICE STAFFING REDUCTIONS THREATEN TO SPIKE DRIVER INSURANCE RATES!!!
Fewer officers on Kansas City streets have many consequences for this town but today our blog community reminds us that drivers confront an immediate pricing threat because of this effort to do more with less amid KCPD budget tinkering.
For the past few months our blog community has been lamenting staffing reductions and warnings from police officials about the cop cutbacks.
Now . . .
KANSAS CITY INSIDERS EXPLAIN HOW DRIVERS ALSO CONFRONT HIGHER PRICES THANKS TO FEWER POLICE ON LOCAL STREETS!!!
Here's the word . . .
"I was in the unfortunate position of having to make walk-in claim this week noticed THERE WAS A THREE HOUR WAIT AND ONLY ONE CIVILIAN EMPLOYEE ON DUTY. The poor lady was working her heart out and doing her best but it's obvious that KCPD has been cut to the bone and they're struggling to keep up with traffic problems. In the end, this is going to cost us all when it comes car insurance given that I was informed unless there's someone is injured, police no longer come to the scene of an accident . . . Here's why this is a bad deal . . ."
The insider offered an explanation and we want to try to make it clear . . .
Fewer officers responding to local crashes means fewer tickets after an accident . . . Armed with less data from police, drivers are then forced to file a report and insurance companies haggle amongst themselves about liability in a way that usually costs both parties more cash . . . If this situation persists and there are more accidents in a certain zip code overall . . . The rates for everyone have been PROVEN to rise.
Just a few examples of how insurance adjusters enforce economic disparity . . .
Time: Auto Insurance Rates Are 70% Higher If You Live in a Black Neighborhood
ST: If you're poor, you'll pay more for car insurance, study finds
Consumer Affairs: Car Insurers Find Ways to Gouge Low-Income, Ethnic Minorities
Already, car insurance rates are set to SOAR and so fewer police, more contested claims and a longer process in filing this work add up to an auto nightmare for Kansas City.
While KCPD struggles to do more with less . . . In the end it seems that drivers, once again, will be paying rising prices.
Developing . . .