What are the consequences of driving without car insurance?

I can't afford car insurance right now, but need to still drive to work. What would happen if I got pulled over without insurance?

Answer
“There can be serious consequences if you choose to drive without car insurance.
If you get pulled over without insurance, you will get a ticket. Your license could also be suspended and you may have to pay a fine or even face jail time for multiple offenses.
At this point, the DMV could require you to carry SR-22 insurance, which can end up costing you way more in insurance costs.
You could also face thousands of dollars of damage if you get into an accident. When you don’t have insurance, you become responsible for any damage or injuries you cause. If you can’t pay for the damage, the other driver could decide to file a lawsuit against you. Without insurance, you are also responsible for legal costs.
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Emily Maracle
Answered on Aug 20, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.
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