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Insurance coverage required across Wisconsin

A mandatory car insurance law has come into effect in Wisconsin. As of June 1, 2010, it is illegal not to be adequately covered by a car insurance policy.

The law makes coverage necessary, and goes on to state that drivers must be able to prove their policy in case of an accident or traffic stop. If a police officer should catch someone without proof of insurance, they will be fined $10, which may later be waived if adequate proof is provided to a law enforcement agency. Steeper fines will be levied if a driver does not have a policy, and a $500 fee will follow a citation. If a driver provides a false insurance card, a $700 charge comes with a traffic citation.

Some estimate that 15% of all Wisconsin drivers do not have car insurance. Comparatively, this is purportedly close to the national average.

New Hampshire is the only state that still does not require car insurance and will not charge a fee to drive without insurance. Virginia gives drivers the option to drive without coverage, but annually charges them $500.

If you or someone you love has been injured while on the road, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the Rhinelander car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 to discuss your claim today.

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