Multiple modifications to the procedure for replacing a windshield are included in the bill, which is sponsored by State Senator Linda Stewart (D – Orlando).
“I would like to thank everyone who was involved in the long journey to this achievement. It has taken five years to get this far. Stewart stated, “I believe we have created an excellent product that will immediately put an end to improper business practices that drive up premiums.” We have taken a significant step toward combating one of the root causes of ever-increasing auto insurance rates after witnessing a 4000% increase in litigation involving glass repairs over the past decade.
Customers would also be prohibited from signing an assignment of a post-loss benefits contract for the replacement and calibration of the windshield, and a replacement service provider would be prohibited from offering an incentive to a customer for using their business under the proposed legislation.
“This bill brings our policies on windshield replacement up to date with the times and further ensures consumer protections by providing notice of the requirement for a recalibration. Through these new prerequisites for substitutions, the expulsion of Aob’s, and the denial on directing, I accept this new regulation will extraordinarily help shoppers, and at last lead to rate alleviation,” Stewart added.
The bill likewise addresses resolutions to reflect new driver help advancements implanted in windshields and embraced a revision to battle a training known as “controlling.”
In order for all of a vehicle’s systems to function properly, windshield replacements will now also require recalibration, or notice from the service provider to vehicle owners.
Source – Wftv