One in seven at-fault drivers in auto accidents is uninsured, according to a recent report by the Insurance Research Council.

The study, “Uninsured Motorists, 2006 Edition,” analyzed trends from 1999 to 2004 in the percentage of uninsured drivers by state. IRC collected data from 11 large property-casualty insurers, which it says represents about 58 percent of the private passenger auto insurance market in the U.S. The report estimated the number of uninsured drivers by the ratio of insurance claims made by individuals injured by uninsured drivers to claims made by individuals injured by drivers who were insured.

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