Do you live in the Lone Star State and are looking for insurance to help you get back on the road? Good2Go Insurance, Inc.’s affordable car insurance is designed to help Texans get behind the wheel in no time, without any hassle along the way.
Drivers who fail to provide car insurance may receive fines, or even vehicle impoundment.
In the state of Texas, 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 Texas include suspension of driving privileges, fines of up to $350 for a first offense and up to $100 for subsequent offenses, and vehicle impoundment for up to 180 days.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas’s car insurance laws require all drivers to present proof of liability insurance when they register their vehicle. Texas 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:
Texas DUI laws state that drivers with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.08 or more are considered to be driving under the influence. Texas DUI laws also prohibit driving under the influence of controlled substances such as marijuana, cocaine or inhalants. Penalties for a first offense DUI in Texas include a fine up to $2,000, 72 to 180 days in jail and 90 days to 1 year of licensure suspension. Penalties for a subsequent DUIs in Texas can include a fine up to $10,000 up to 2 years in jail and up to 2 years of licensure suspension.
The state of Texas currently does not have a full ban on cell phone use for all drivers except when they are driving through school crossing zones. However, municipalities can, and have, enacted their own laws. Texas also has a texting while driving ban for all drivers. It is a minor misdemeanor and violators could face a fine of $200 to $500.
Texas 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 DPS, 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 Texas 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.