From the freezing temperatures in Steel City, to the cheesesteak loving locals in the City of Brotherly Love, Good2Go Insurance, Inc. helps residents in Pennsylvania get on the road for less.
Drivers in the Keystone state who fail to provide proper car insurance may result in fines.
Drivers who do not have car insurance in Pennsylvania can face strong penalties. If you are found operating a vehicle without insurance coverage in PA, or during a lapse in coverage, you could have your license suspended for three months, your vehicle impounded, and face a $300 fine. You must also pay a $50 restoration fee to restore your registration and driver’s license.
According to PennDOT, Pennsylvania state law requires that all PA drivers maintain vehicle liability insurance on all registered vehicles. The state requires drivers to have the following levels of coverage:
Drivers may also purchase additional coverage, like uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage, but these are not required by the state.
Pennsylvania DUI penalties may include suspension of your driver’s license & registration, hefty fines, alcohol highway safety school, mandatory treatment, installation of an ignition interlocking device, and even jail time. In the state of Pennsylvania, the legal limit of alcohol is a BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) of 0.08. There are three levels of DUI:
Pennsylvania DUI penalties are determined by a combination of these three levels of DUI and prior DUI offenses. If you have no prior DUI offenses, but are generally impaired, you could face a $300 fine, attend alcohol highway school, and have up to 6 months of probation. Multiple DUI/DWI offenses can result in a 12-month license suspension, a maximum $5,000 fine, and up to 2 years in prison. For more information on Pennsylvania’s DUI/DWI penalties, check out PennDOT’s website.
The Pennsylvania Anti-Text Law was put into effect in March 2012 and prohibits any driver from using any wireless device to send, read or write text messages or emails while a vehicle is in motion. The driving while texting penalty in Pennsylvania is a primary offense which means you will be pulled over and may be subject to a $50 fine.
Pennsylvania SR-22 insurance forms proving a driver’s financial responsibility may only be required for those moving to Pennsylvania from other states. Current drivers in the state are not required to file Pennsylvania SR-22 insurance forms.
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