by Zoe Pollock
Alan Durning draws a metaphor:
Imagine if state law made it difficult for pizza joints to sell by the slice. You’d have to buyand eata lot of pizza when you got a hankering. Either that, or you’d have to give up on pizza entirely. By-the-slice pizza lets light eaters save money without giving up pie entirely.
The car insurance market is like a no-slices pizza world. You have to buy a lot of insurance, even if you only drive a little. Or you have to give up driving or drive illegally without insurance.
Washington state senator Phil Rockefeller introduced a bill to eliminate restrictions against mileage-based car insurance.