Operating A Motor Vehicle With No Insurance
When requested by a peace officer, you are required to supply proper registration as well as a financial responsibility card (a pink card). If you fail to do so, you will likely be charged with operating a vehicle without proper insurance. It is against the law to operate a motor vehicle without valid insurance, so it is in your best interest to ensure you have this. The penalties involved with this charge will be much steeper than monthly insurance payments.
What are the penalties?
If this is the first time you have been charged operating a motor vehicle without valid insurance, you face the following consequences:
- A fine of at least $2,875 and less than $10,000
- Failure to pay fine will result in in a term of not less than 45 days and not more than 6 months imprisonment
- Each subsequent offence within 5 years from the day of the original offence will result in:
- A fine of at least $5000 and less than $20,000
- Failure to pay fine will result in in a term of not less than 60 days and not more than 6 months imprisonment
What should you do?
Fight it! Got a Ticket Fight It has represented a number of clients who have been charged with operating a vehicle without insurance successfully. Contact us, request a free quote, or call 780 428 1000 today to learn how.