Just a little more than two years ago, Louisiana passed a law restricitng the towing of vehicles for no proof of insurance, and other violations, on the first offense to only cases where the police officer determined that the vehicle or driver were a danger to others on the highway. Now that law has been repealed and your car or other vehicle may once again be towed on the first offense.
The reason for the change is that the state Office of Motor Vehicles has no reliable way to track if a driver or vehicle has been ticketed in the past for no-insurance. As a result, the police never know when it is a first offence, and when it is a second, third or greater offense, making the prior law unworkable.
What does this mean for you?
This change means that police once again may have the car you are driving towed and impounded whenever you cannot provide proof-of-insurance on the vehicle, regardless of your previous record. It means that you can quickly be liable for hundereds of dollars in fines, towing charges, storage fees, and license reinstatement fees. And, on top of all of this, you will still need to purchase a car insurance policy to provide the proof of insurance to the authorities required to get your car out of impoundment and remove the flags from your license.
With this change in the law, it is obviously cheaper to just carry the required insurance and avoid all the extra hassles and expenses. Dan Burghardt Insurance can provide the coverage you need quickly and at a price you can afford. Our large selection of companies, downpayment options, and payment plans make it easy and affordable for you to stay legal and avoid the worry of having your car towed and impounded. And you always get your ID Card immediately when you buy from us. You can even buy over the phone–no office visit required!
Call us today at (504) 441-7283 for the peace of mind knowing you are driving legally and do not need to worry if a police oficer stops you!