With so many New Yorkers struggling, why does the state continue to mandate costly and time-consuming photo inspections as a prerequisite for auto insurance? It’s time to ease that burden on New York drivers. Fortunately, our leaders in Albany have the opportunity this year to do just that.
As an independent insurance agent, I repeatedly hear from clients that photographic inspections are impractical at best and prohibitively expensive at worst. Car owners have to take time off from work and family responsibilities to go to a photo inspection site and spend money on an extra inspection that insurers themselves usually consider unnecessary. Some customers are unable to get an inspection in a short period of time and have their coverage voided.