Will I be punished by the DMV for lapsed car insurance?

My car insurance lapsed for about eight months. Will I be penalized for this when I go to the DMV to renew my driver's license?

Answer
Depending on the state, the DMV may require you to get insurance before you can renew your license. Every state is different in what they require of drivers and how strict they are about insurance. Some states may require you to start filing extra paperwork to make sure you have continuous insurance; other states don’t care as much.
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Savannah Grabek
Answered on Feb 24, 2021
Savannah Grabek is an expert in Personal Lines insurance. She has 5 years experience in the insurance industry. Savannah began her carrier working with just property insurance and is now tenured in all personal line including home, auto, motorcycle, boat and umbrella. She previously worked for GEICO and has now been working with Jerry insurance for the past year. Savannah lives in New York with her son, fiancé, and puppy Bear. In her free time she enjoys spending quality time with her family and hiking with her dog.
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