Car insurance is not required in the “Old Dominion”, but we are sure you’d want your vehicle protected while driving on I-81. Good2Go Insurance, Inc. offers cheap quality insurance, helping Virginians protect their vehicle, and themselves anytime they are behind the wheel.
In order to buy license plates or decals, Virginia car insurance laws require drivers to certify that their vehicle is covered by the minimum insurance or they must pay the Uninsured Motor Vehicle fee of $500, according to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. The required minimum coverage for auto insurance in Virginia includes:
The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is tough on drunk and drugged drivers. If you are operating a motor vehicle, boat or watercraft with a BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) above 0.08, you are considered driving under the influence. Virginia’s DUI penalties for a first offense conviction are a mandatory $250 fine and a driver’s license revocation for one year. If your BAC is above 0.20 for a first time DUI offense, you have to spend a mandatory 10 days in jail in addition to other penalties such as ignition interlock devices. For more information on Virginia’s DUI/DWI laws and penalties, check out their state page.
There is no hand-held ban in Virginia, but it is illegal for school bus drivers to talk on a cell phone while driving. It is illegal for all drivers in the state of Virginia to text while driving. The penalty for texting while driving is a $20 fine and it is considered a secondary offense meaning the police can only write a ticket if the driver is stopped for another violation.
In order for a driver in the state of Virginia to have their license and registration reinstated, he or she may be required to file a SR-22 insurance document to prove to the DMV that they are financially responsible for three years.
Do you live in one of Virginia’s 3 largest cities and are looking towards having cheap car insurance? You can find city-related insurance information for Chesapeake, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach below.
The average annual cost of car insurance in Virginia is $1,498 per year.
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