Earlier today I was pulled over because of my brake lights not working. So the officer was asking for my license and insurance and I told him I didn't have insurance so he just wrote me a citation without towing my car which I was surprised. He gave me a warning to let me know that I have to have insurance or
Earlier today I was pulled over because of my brake lights not working. So the officer was asking for my license and insurance and I told him I didn't have insurance so he just wrote me a citation without towing my car which I was surprised. He gave me a warning to let me know that I have to have insurance or other officers will actually tow my vehicle. I have the citation and I was wondering what the payment total usually for non insured drivers?
Emory Traylor: Assume this an offence that requires you to go to a traffic court and explain to the judge, and he sets the penalty?
I can't tell you what the fine will be, as that depends where you live, and what the individual situation is.
But some free advice.
Don't drive the car until you get it insured. If you get pulled over again, your citation will be in the system, and the next cop WILL impound your car.
Get insurance cover ASAP. Then when you go to court you can show the judge that it was just an accidental mistake on your part, you parked the car up and fixed the problem as soon as the cop reminded you, and are now driving legal. That's your best way of getting the fine reduced.
FlagMichael is correct about the UK.
Car has to be seized.
Big fine plus towing fees
Do not recover the car in 10 days it is sold or crushed. Recovery needs all the paperwork sorted.
Driver gets 6 to 8 points on their license.
If held for less than 2 years that gets it revoked. You have to start all over again.
It stays on your license for 11 years and makes insurance very expensive.
After 2 years 12 points gets your license suspended.
If the driver is not the owner the owner gets the same penalties for permitting.
It depends where you are. In the UK being stopped and having no insurance means you don't get to carry on driving and you get a ride in a police car.
"just" for not having insurance?
It depends entirely where in the world you are (Yahoo! Answers has members on six continents) but in the US typical insurance tickets are about $500. It varies from state to state here. I understand in the UK it is a huge deal.
The officer let you drive away knowing you didn't have insurance? Hmmmm. I hope the fine is huge. It's people like you that force law abiding people like me to have to purchase uninsured and underinsured coverage.
One, you must reinstate the insurance and keep it current (if you plan to drive). The fine depends how often you've been stopped – stiff definitely!
Just pay the amount it says on the ticket.