Is it true that there is no law against driving without car insurance in Durham? This seems to be the assumption of a recent article published by the Durham Herald-Sun. The article, 'Car Insurance without insurance card: How to avoid it' appeared in the Friday edition.
In case you missed it, this information is part of a text message that someone received from an unknown number. The sender used a phone number to send the message, but it is not clear who the number belongs to.
Does this information mean that you can drive without proof of insurance? It appears to do just that. In fact, driving without insurance in Durham could land you with a fine of up to one thousand dollars.
For some people, the idea of driving without car insurance in Durham is an attractive option. However, most people need insurance for one reason or another. Of course, driving without insurance may be an attractive option for drivers who cannot afford insurance.
Other drivers may wish to drive without coverage in order to save money, or to skirt the law. Driving without insurance is a big mistake.
In fact, you should expect a fair punishment for this crime. If you are caught without insurance, you will likely receive a citation. You may be given a warning, or you may even be fined up to one thousand dollars.
In some states, having a suspended or revoked driver's license is considered evidence of driving without insurance. If you are caught driving without insurance, and your license is suspended or revoked, it is likely that you will face a serious penalty. You may be forced to attend a court date and pay a fine for your driving offense.
If you are someone who has never owned a car, it would probably be best to get insurance before you make any driving decisions. Getting insurance will ensure that you are covered if you are involved in an accident.
In many cases, if you are caught driving without insurance in Durham, the police officer who pulled you over will give you a ticket. If you are unable to pay the fine and your driving record is also tainted, you could find yourself facing serious penalties.
Of course, it may be tempting to try to drive without car insurance. Many people, however, have a different perspective on this matter. If you have children or if you are involved in a serious accident, you will be held responsible for your actions.
In fact, what happens if you don't have car insurance in Durham is more serious than the situation where you have insurance. Having insurance does not excuse you from your responsibility to protect others. You may be liable for damages caused by a hit and run driver, and you may be held responsible for a wrongful death in an automobile accident.
In case you are wondering, it does not matter whether you are on your way to a play or attending a friend's party. If you are found guilty of driving without insurance, you may be sent to jail. You will probably be required to pay fines, and you will probably find yourself paying thousands of dollars in fines and fees.