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Uninsured motorist coverage is used to protect you if you’re involved in an accident with someone who does not have valid insurance, or even if you’re left behind in a hit-and-run scenario.
We know what you’re thinking: Isn’t every vehicle required to have insurance in Canada? 
Yes, but the bad news is not everyone follows the rules. It’s estimated that there are more than 2,000 uninsured vehicles on the road in Ontario alone. If you’re unfortunate enough to be involved in a collision with the driver of one of those vehicles, you can imagine the headache. (Learn more about third-party auto insurance, too.)
The good news is that you won’t be left high and dry, since uninsured auto coverage is a mandatory part of your auto insurance policy. Even the most basic policy has your back. “If you have a basic policy, you’re going to be covered,” says Pete Karageorgos, the director of consumer and industry relations at the Insurance Bureau of Canada. 
What is covered by uninsured auto? 
Uninsured auto coverage provides up to $200,000 for damage to property and injuries that otherwise would have been legally recovered from the other driver’s insurance policy…

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