Question

Can I go to jail for driving without insurance?

Would you go to jail from driving without insurance? I'm 17 and just got my license, but I don't really know the rules. What would happen?

Apr 27, 2018 McCaysville, GA

Answer
Ava Lynch

Apr 27, 2018

You would not go to jail, but the consequences are not good. Here is a quick detail of what Georgia law says on it: Not having insurance is a misdemeanor. The minimum fine is $200.00. For a first offense your driver's license will be suspended for 60 days. For a second offense within a five year period, your driver's license along with your license tag and tag registration will be suspended for 90 days. They can also tow your vehicle leaving you with fines for impound. In short insurance is a lot cheaper than the fines. Here is a quick guide on GA insurance info. Being 17 and finding a plan can be incredibly expensive. I highly recommend asking a family member to join plans with for your first few years. Having multiple cars on a policy helps make it cheaper. You can find comparison rates here as well as a guide to finding cheap car insurance at 17

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