Can I get away with using a fake insurance card if I don't want to pay for or can't afford car insurance?

I recently got pulled over, but I didn't have my registration or car insurance card in the vehicle. The officer gave me a ticket, but he said the fines would be waived and the ticket voided if I fax in a copy of the insurance card and registration. The car is registered, but I don't have insurance. Should I fax over a fake insurance card?

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Eric Schad
Answered on Apr 16, 2021
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“The police officer did you a favor through his leniency. Other than in New Hampshire and Virginia, driving without car insurance is illegal. Therefore, you basically got a get-out-of-jail-free card.
If you’re lucky, the authorities may not check to see if the insurance card is legitimate. However, you should take this opportunity to purchase insurance rather than perpetuate more dishonesty through a fake insurance card.
The good news is that car insurance may not be as expensive as you think it is. Use Jerry to get quotes from several top car insurance companies and find a rate to fit your budget. By doing so, you won’t have to tempt fate if you get pulled over again.”

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