Unless you are snowshoeing or taking public transportation during the many days of snowfall, car insurance will be essential to have during your daily commutes. At Good2GoInsurance, Inc. we offer you cheap insurance that will help you get back on the road in no time! Utahns who cannot provide the proper insurance may receive fines, and suspension of their license.
In the state of Utah, 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 Utah include suspension of driving privileges, fines of $400-$1,000 and getting your vehicle towed. In addition, you are responsible for paying towing and storage fees if your car is towed.
According to the Utah Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Utah’s car insurance laws require all drivers to present proof of liability insurance when they register their vehicle. Utah 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:
Utah DUI laws state that drivers with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.08 or more are considered to be driving under the influence. Utah DUI laws also prohibit driving under the influence of controlled substances such as marijuana, cocaine or inhalants. Penalties for a first offense DUI in Utah include a fine of at least $700, 48 hours minimum in jail, and 120 days of licensure suspension. Penalties for a subsequent DUIs in Utah as can include a fine of at least $1,500, at least 2 months in jail and 2 years of licensure suspension.
The state of Utah currently does not have a full ban on cell phone use for all drivers. However, novice drivers under the age of 18 are prohibited from using a cell phone in any manner (talking, texting, playing games, etc.) while driving. Utah also has a texting while driving ban for all drivers. It is a serious crime in Utah and violators can face up to three months in jail and up to a $750 fine.
Utah 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 Utah for drivers that are required to keep and show valid auto liability insurance.
Do you live in one of Utah’s 3 largest cities and are looking towards having cheap car insurance? You can find city-related insurance information for Provo, West Valley City, and Salt Lake City below.
The average annual cost of car insurance in Utah is $2,538 per year.
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