how long am I suppose to keep sr 22 insurance in the state of al.?

UPDATED: Aug 6, 2012

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Asked August 6, 2012

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The state of Alabama can require you to carry an SR-22 certificate of financial responsibility for several different reasons. Depending on why the court or DMV gave you the requirement, you may have to carry the SR22 insurance for a variable length of time, generally ranging from 1 to 5 years. Keep in mind that an SR-22 is not a replacement for car insurance regulations, but in addition to the minimum auto insurance requirements of Alabama.

For those convicted of driving without proof of insurance, you may be required to have an SR-22 for 1 year. If you are stopped during that time, you must present the SR 22 and your insurance card to the law enforcement officer. Failure to do so could result in having your license and vehicle registration suspended and multiple failures could result in their revocation.

If you were convicted of a DUI, you could be required to carry the SR-22 for 2 or more years. How long you will have to carry the SR-22 will depend on how many DUI's you have had and the severity of damages or injuries associated with them. People who have been convicted of serious infractions such as reckless driving or DUI are required to carry an SR22 for an average of 3 years.

Answered August 6, 2012 by Anonymous

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