ROCHELLE - Governor Pat Quinn signed into law last Friday a bill to prevent uninsured motorists from registering a vehicle. The measure was sponsored by Rep. Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) and Sen. Tim Bivins (R-Dixon).
The law will require licensed drivers to provide proof of car insurance in order to register their vehicle in the State of Illinois starting with the 2016 registration year. Without proof of insurance drivers will not be able to renew vehicle registration. Those who falsify insurance will be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor.
“Drivers in Illinois are required to have adequate car insurance, yet we still have many cases in which uninsured motorists cause injury and property damage and stick law abiding drivers with the bill,” said Demmer. “This legislation adds accountability for all drivers and protects insured motorists from costly accidents where they were not at fault.”