ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – Ahead of the launch of the Illinois Secretary of State’s new Illinois Insurance Verification System (ILIVS), state Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, is promoting road safety and urging drivers to verify they are insured.
“Getting behind the wheel of any motorized vehicle and driving on our roadways comes with an enormous amount of personal responsibility. That includes the responsibility to carry insurance,” said Manley. “When we are on the roads we should have peace of mind that other drivers are practicing safe driving habits and are insured. Accidents happen, so maintaining automobile insurance is incredibly important.”
To keep local roadways safer, Manley is alerting residents to the importance of maintaining auto insurance. Starting July 1, the Illinois Secretary of State will begin cracking down on uninsured drivers through the new ILIVS, which will randomly check the insurance status of vehicles registered in Illinois twice per year. If a vehicle is found to be uninsured, the owner will receive a letter requesting proof of insurance. Drivers who are uninsured will be fined $100 and will face license plate suspension. For more information, visit cyberdriveillinois.com.
“In Illinois, maintaining auto insurance is the law. The new insurance verification system will crack down on uninsured motorists and keep our roads safer,” continued Manley. “Driving while uninsured is illegal. To avoid plate suspension or other penalties, uninsured drivers should get insurance coverage immediately.”