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Farm Bureau Says Insurance Changes Punish Rural Drivers

Sacramento, CA — The California Farm Bureau has filed a lawsuit to block changes in state auto insurance regulations.

The suit contends the new rules violate state insurance laws by requiring insurers to give artificially high weight to annual mileage and driving records in setting auto insurance premiums.

Officials say rural motorists drive more miles to accomplish daily chores, but have fewer accidents and file fewer insurance claims. The Farm Bureau says that under the new rules, rural drivers will be punished.

Written by Sabrina Sabbagh