If you have been charged with certain offenses, you may need SR-22 insurance. It is important to educate yourself on the topic. Read on to learn more about SR-22 insurance, what it is, and how you can obtain it.
What is SR-22 Insurance?
An SR-22 is a form that is filed with your state to show that you are meeting your state’s minimum auto liability insurance requirements.
How Will I Know if I Need an SR-22?
An SR-22 is ordered by a court or by your state. Not everyone needs an SR-22. It is typically required if you have been caught driving without insurance or a valid license. You may be ordered to obtain an SR-22 for the following offenses:
- DWI conviction
- Driving without enough insurance
- Too many at-fault accidents or violations
- Repeat offenses in a short time frame
- Not paying court-ordered child support
How Do I Get an SR-22?
In order to obtain an SR-22, you will need to call your insurance company. If you already have auto insurance, you won’t need to purchase a new policy. Instead, you can add the SR-22 to your existing policy, and your insurer will file the SR-22 document with the state requiring it. If you don’t have auto insurance and need to buy a policy, you’ll want to let any prospective insurer know about the SR-22 right away. Many insurance companies do not offer SR-22s, so it is important that you find a company that does.
How Long Will I Need an SR-22?
Most states require drivers to have SR-22 coverage along with an insurance policy for about three years.
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