Can you drive without car insurance in South Dakota?

I'm a safe driver and have only ever gotten pulled over once for a traffic ticket. How risky it is really to drive without insurance?

“Driving without car insurance in a state that legally mandates it will always be a risky endeavor.
In South Dakota, a conviction for driving without proof of insurance is considered a misdemeanor punishable by 30 days in jail, a $100 fine, or both.
In addition, if caught without insurance, your license will be suspended for at least 30 days and for up to one year. You’ll also need to file proof of financial responsibility, or an SR-22 form with the state for three years following reinstatement of driving privileges.
These risks don’t include the additional costs of getting into an accident while uninsured. Instead of risking your driving privileges, try using a smart, licensed broker like Jerry to find better prices on car insurance.”
Sophie Newman
Answered on Aug 03, 2021
Sophie Newman is a writer from California. Her hobbies include brewing her own kombucha, riding horses, and taking long road trips.

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