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Drivers who fail to provide car insurance in the state of South Dakota may receive a suspension, fines, and even imprisonment.
In the state of South Dakota, it is illegal to drive any motor vehicle without proof of insurance or financial responsibility. The driver must maintain proof of continuous insurance throughout the registration period. The penalties for driving without car insurance in South Dakota include suspension of driving privileges, fines and getting your vehicle towed. In addition, you can face imprisonment of up to 30 days.
According to the South Dakota Bureau of Motor Vehicles, South Dakota’s car insurance laws require all drivers to present proof of liability insurance when they register their vehicle. South Dakota vehicle owners with cars registered in their name must be able to certify that they have insurance and that it meets state minimum requirements for:
South Dakota DUI laws state that drivers with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.08 or more are considered to be driving under the influence. South Dakota DUI laws also prohibit driving under the influence of controlled substances such as marijuana, cocaine or inhalants. Penalties for DUIs in South Dakota range from up to a year in jail, fines of up to $1,000 and up to a 1 year license suspension for the first offense, to 1-2 years in jail, fines of up to $2,000 and a 1 year license suspension for multiple offenses.
The state of South Dakota currently does not have a full ban on cell phone use for all drivers. However, South Dakota has a texting while driving ban for all drivers. It is a minor misdemeanor and violators could face a fine up to $100.
South Dakota SR-22 insurance documents are required for drivers who have been convicted of driving without auto insurance. An SR-22 form may need to be filed for three years with the DMV, showing proof of financial responsibility. This filing is usually required after the suspension of your driving privileges has been lifted. Your insurer can electronically file SR-22 insurance documents to the state of South Dakota for drivers that are required to keep and show valid auto liability insurance.
More information on additional costs and frequently asked questions for purchasing a new policy can be found on our commonly asked questions page.