SR22 DUI Insurance

SR22 DUI Insurance

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SR22 DUI Insurance

Last updated on September 21st, 2019 by

If your license has been suspended after a DUI/DWI conviction, you’ll need to purchase SR22 DUI insurance (or FR44 insurance in Florida and Virginia) to reinstate your license. You’ll be required to carry this insurance for 3-5 years without interruption to continue driving legally during your suspension period. It’s important your policy doesn’t lapse even once, or your license will be suspended immediately.

Every day of the year, many people find themselves in a situation they never thought they would be in – needing to find SR22 DUI insurance. This may sound familiar: It was late at night after leaving a family party. You hadn’t had much to drink, so you felt safe to drive. But then you were pulled over for a faulty tail light. The officer asked if you had been drinking. A couple of beers, you replied. Then she asked you to step out of the car, and a great night ended in a way you didn’t expect. Sound familiar? Bottom line is that it’s not a good idea to drink and drive, because each person reacts differently to the level of alcohol they consume, especially if you don’t drink very often.

In a similar vein, a number of states have enacted legislation concerning distracted driving – operating a motor vehicle while using electronic devices such as cell phones to talk or text. Any use of a cell phone while driving, especially to read a text or send a text, has been found to be even more risky than driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The Governors Highway Safety Administration (GHSA) encourages states to adopt policies that ban, totally or partially, the use of cell phones while driving. In July 2017 the state of Washington addressed this danger, enacting a first-of-its kind distracted driving law that puts the use of cell phones and other electronics under the category of DUI. The Washington law is called DUI-E (driving under the influence of electronics), and it prohibits many types of cell phone and electronics use while operating a vehicle.

Driving under the influence (DUI) is prohibited in all 50 states. Each state has similar DUI penalties and requirements, but some states have more strict DUI laws than others. If convicted of a DUI or DWI charge, you will be required to carry SR22 insurance, or SR22 DUI insurance, in order to reinstate your driving privileges. After a DUI conviction, you’ll have to go through a suspension period, complete the designated required courses (depending on the particular state) and then you’ll be required to maintain SR22 DUI insurance for a period of three years in most cases. If your SR22 (or FR44) policy lapses even once, immediate license suspension will result.

More information about SR22 DUI insurance

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UltraCar Insurance is licensed in 34 states to provide SR22 DUI insurance. While nothing can take the sting out of a DUI conviction, we can help reduce the stress of finding a good SR22 policy at a competitive rate that complies with your state’s DUI requirements. We provide SR22 insurance for your car or motorcycle, as well as for people who do not own a vehicle. Let us answer your questions – give us a call today.


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