What happens if you drive without insurance in South Carolina?

I have an old Jeep that I don't think I need to purchase insurance for. The only thing I'm worried about is being caught without insurance. What happens if I get pulled over?

“In the state of South Carolina, car insurance is legally mandatory for all vehicles.
If caught without insurance that meets the state minimum requirements, you will have to face these consequences:
  • Uninsured motorist fee of $550
  • Up to $200 fine or 30 days in jail, or both
  • $5 per day for each day you went without insurance
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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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