Having Auto Insurance Is The Law
There are penalties for breaking the state’s financial responsibility law. A first conviction will result in a fine between $175 and $350. Additional convictions could result in fines of $350 to $1,000, suspension of your driver’s license, and impoundment of your car. When you get auto insurance, your insurance company will send you a proof-of-insurance card. You will need this card to prove that you have insurance when you:
Are asked for it by a law enforcement officer
Have an accident
Register your car or renew its registration
Get or renew your driver’s license
Get your car inspected
TexasSure is a verification system that tells law enforcement and county tax officials if you or the car you’re driving has auto liability insurance. Police can use TexasSure when they pull you over to check if you or the car you’re driving is insured.
TexasSure helps reduce the number of uninsured vehicles in Texas. An estimated 4 million vehicles – one in five – on Texas roads are uninsured. TexasSure also helps prevent the use of counterfeit proof of insurance cards and helps stop people from getting insurance so that they can get their car inspected or registered, and then canceling their insurance afterward.
For more information, visit the TexasSure website at www.TexasSure.com.