Billboards around metro Detroit blame lawmakers for failing to lower car insurance rates

Posted at 4:18 PM, Jun 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-07 08:32:51-04

Billboards all over metro Detroit are calling out lawmakers for failing to lower sky high auto insurance rates around Detroit.

The message is that auto insurance rates in Detroit have been too high for too long. 

Driver Andrew Battle says he first noticed the super-sized slogan "Thanks, Lansing" this week. 

"How would it change your life to have lower rates? More money in my pocket," Battle said.

The campaign is being led by a large group of concerned citizens calling themselves "Detroiters for Change." They say they aren't behind any one specific candidate, but instead a larger movement, similar to one promoted by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan.

Organizer Mario Morrow Sr. says the campaign is not limited to just Detroit. Signs also include places like River Rouge and Grosse Pointe compared with other major American cities.

"We want Lansing to do something about it," Morrow said. "We need them to move on it. A lot of people want them to move on it."