CARPENTERSVILLE, Ill. – Following the recent launch of the Illinois Secretary of State’s new Insurance Verification System (ILIVS), state Rep. Suzanne Ness, D-Crystal Lake, is urging drivers to continue practicing safe driving habits and verify they are insured.
“While many of us drive every day without giving it much thought, getting behind the wheel of a car requires us to take a large amount of personal responsibility,” said Ness. “In Illinois, staying up-to-date on auto insurance is the law, so drivers are responsible for making sure their vehicles are insured.”
Ness, who serves on the House Transportation: Regulations, Roads and Bridges Committee, is reminding residents about the Secretary of State’s new ILIVS, which will crack down on uninsured drivers by randomly checking 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.
“With the enforcement of the new verification system, uninsured drivers will be held accountable with fines for not following the law and putting others at risk,” continued Ness. “Since the ILIVS was implemented earlier this month, now is a great time for residents to double check that their vehicles are insured to help keep our roads safe.”