Every day, people find themselves in a situation they never thought they would be – needing to find SR22 DUI insurance. Consider this scenario: 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? The bottom line: It’s not a good idea to drive after drinking alcohol. Each person reacts differently to the amount of alcohol they consume. And that fact is compounded if they don’t drink often, or if they haven’t had much to eat.
Consequences of Drunk/Impaired Driving
Anyone can make a mistake when it comes to drinking and driving. The personal and financial consequences of a DUI conviction have a dramatic, negative effect on people’s lives. UltraCar Insurance helps individuals regain their driving privileges with SR22 DUI insurance after a license suspension. We take our role seriously. We hope that those with a first-time DUI conviction take the opportunity of license reinstatement seriously. Because reinstating your license after repeat DUI violations is progressively more challenging to obtain.
Distracted Driving and SR22 DUI Insurance
In addition to DUI laws, some states have enacted legislation concerning distracted driving. Distracted driving includes using electronic devices such as cell phones while operating a motor vehicle. Studies have found that distracted driving is riskier than drunk or impaired driving. In response, the Governors Highway Safety Administration (GHSA) encourages states to adopt policies that partially or totally ban the use of cell phones while driving.
In July 2017, Washington state addressed this danger. It enacted a first-of-its-kind distracted driving law that categorizes as DUI the use of cell phones and other electronics while driving. The Washington state DUI-E law (driving under the influence of electronics) prohibits many types of cell phone and electronics use while operating a vehicle.
In some states, distracted driving is a primary motor vehicle violation that can be reported as points on a driver’s record. If points exceed a certain number resulting in license suspension, SR22 DUI insurance may be required.
What to expect after DUI license suspension
Driving under the influence is prohibited in all 50 states. Each state has similar DUI penalties and requirements. However, some states’ laws are more strict than others. If you have a DUI or DWI conviction, your state will require you to carry SR22 DUI insurance to reinstate your driving privileges. After a mandatory suspension period, you may have to complete required courses (depending on the particular state). You’ll then obtain an insurance policy with an SR22 endorsed to it, which your insurance provider files with the state. You’ll have to maintain this insurance for three years in most cases. If your SR22 (or FR44) policy lapses even once, immediate license suspension will result.
Other articles about SR22 DUI insurance
See more information related to SR22 DUI insurance (and FR44 insurance in Florida and Virginia) on these pages of our website:
General DUI Articles
- Costs of DUI Insurance Florida FR44
- Florida DUI Insurance
- Florida DUI Penalties
- Florida FR44 Insurance
- Florida FR44 Motorcycle Insurance
- Florida Ignition Interlock
- Florida Implied Consent
- FR44 Non Owner Insurance Florida – FAQs
- What is FR44 Florida?
- DUI in Virginia
- Virginia FR44 Insurance
- What is FR44 Insurance Virginia?
- What is FR44 Virginia?
- Can I get Virginia FR44 motorcycle insurance?
UltraCar Insurance is licensed in 34 states to provide SR22 DUI insurance. Nothing can take the sting out of a DUI conviction, but we can help reduce your stress with an SR22 policy at a competitive rate. Our SR22 insurance quotes always comply with your state’s DUI requirements. You can get a policy for your car or motorcycle, and even if you don’t don’t own a vehicle (non-owner SR22). Let us answer your questions – give us a call today!