NOW:53130:USA00949
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA00949
77°
H 77° L 70°
Cloudy | 12MPH

Mandatory Auto Insurance for Wisconsin takes effect Tuesday June 1.

May 25, 2010

Contact:

Pete Lescrenier Agency

9415 W. Forest Home Ave, Suite 101

Hales Corners, WI 53130

414-448-4400

 

 

Mandatory auto insurance for Wisconsin drivers takes effect Tuesday, June 1

 

Still time for uninsured drivers to acquire coverage and be compliant with the new law

 

Madison, Wis. (May 24, 2010) – On June 1, Wisconsin joins 48 other states in mandating auto insurance coverage. So what do the changes mean for Wisconsin drivers?

What drivers need to know about the law

 

Wisconsin drivers will be required to carry with them proof of insurance. So when you receive the cards and information about your policy from your insurance company, put at least one of the cards in your vehicle.

 

If a driver is stopped on suspicion of a traffic violation, the police officer can ask for proof of insurance. Drivers can receive a $10 ticket if they have insurance, but don’t have proof with them. Or you can be fined up to $500 if you don’t have insurance.

 

Underinsured motorist coverage is now required for state drivers on new or renewed policies. That portion of the law went into effect on Nov. 1.

 

Motorists now need to have a policy providing at least $50,000 in bodily injury coverage for one person, $100,000 in bodily injury coverage per accident and $15,000 to cover property damage. These limits went into effect Jan. 1.

 

Purchasing a policy

With the looming deadline, does it mean that currently uninsured drivers are out of luck to be compliant when the law changes? Hardly. Auto insurance can be secured relatively quickly. Drivers will need to provide the following information:

 

•Driver’s license information for all drivers in the household.

•Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for all autos in the household.

•Name and address of financial leasing company.

•Titleholder information.

 

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Oak Creek baseball team rallies big 7/19

» Search of phone leads police to suspects in South Milwaukee gun thefts 7/17

» South Milwaukee registers sewage overflow into Lake Michigan tributary 7/15

» City delays decision on $1.2 million claim involving detective 7/14

» Tesla settles lemon lawsuit, agrees to pay Franklin man $127,000 Updated:  7/14

» Suzy's Cheesecakes facility wins final Oak Creek approval Updated:  7/9

» We Energies seeks to modify Oak Creek power plant 7/8

» 5 Wisconsin men caught with 100 walleye over limit in North Dakota 7/5

» Sustachek's no-hitter lifts Oak Creek baseball team to GMC title 7/3

» Patrick Cudahy statue to be rededicated for park's 100th anniversary 7/3

» Hales Corners CPA charged with federal tax fraud Updated:  7/2

» Falls pitcher Ty Weber strikes out 12 in 4-3 win over Oak Creek 6/24

» Bartolottas' Miss Beverly's Deluxe Barbeque is opening July 11 in Greendale 6/24

» Woman arrested after rubbing feces on wall of boyfriend's home 6/24

» Police called when large fight breaks out at bar 6/23

» Milwaukee suburbs Fourth of July 2014 celebrations 6/20

» Turchin's grand slam lifts Oak Creek baseball team past Franklin, 6-2 6/19

» Social media photos of the June 18 storms around Southeast Wisconsin 6/18

» Fire destroys trailer home in Franklin 6/14

» 2nd suspect sought in string of armed robberies, carjacking Updated:  6/12

» Joy Global expands into Oak Creek 6/12

» Woman arrested for drug trafficking after police find drugs in her hotel room 6/12

» 2 arrested when off-duty officer sees woman put on tourniquet 6/6

» Woman warned about making threats in fight about vacuuming 6/5

» Woman says ex-boyfriend harassed her with revealing photo 6/3

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss
Deal Watch - Milwaukee

Milwaukee's Best Discounts & Deals

Local Business Directory

CONNECT    

Most Popular