How can I avoid an SR-22 requirement?
How can I avoid an SR-22 requirement? The easiest way to avoid a future where you will be required to produce a SR-22 is simply to be a low risk driver. This is because the people who require SR-22’s are people who have proven in the past that they are in the habit of continuously violating traffic rules or have been in accidents that were fatal to other people. To answer this question then, here are things that you need to avoid on your records:
Do not commit too traffic offenses
May they be minor or major offenses, avoid getting tickets on your driving record. Minor offenses may not land you in a lot of trouble. If unchecked though, your violations will in time escalate to major offenses. Generally a person who has too many traffic offenses raises a red flag at the Department of Motor vehicles and the next time such a person is caught in violation could be the moment they are asked for a SR-22. Therefore, pay your tickets, and avoid any misdemeanors on the road as much as possible.
Do not drive above the speed limits
If you are caught driving above the stipulated speed limit in any state, you will find yourself with a lot to explain. You may have your driving privileges suspended and in effect require a SR-22 to have this suspension lifted. Driving above speed limits and passing a school bus within a school area is especially prohibited and uniquely bad for you. This type of offense, depending on the state you are in may find you contemplating even having your driving license permanently revoked.
Do not drive under the influence
DUI or has proven to be among the highest causes of auto accidents in the country. It attracts heavy penalties, possible suspension of driving privileges and sometimes, time behind bars depending on the state you are in. if you are in the habit of drinking and driving, just remember doing so will increase your chances of having to produce a SR-22 in the future. Just, don’t do it.
Do not drive without insurance
If your insurance has expired and you are either out of cash to pay your premium immediately, or are in too much of a hurry to do it, remember, this is a violation of traffic laws. You will get your license suspended, may get your vehicle registration suspended and will definitely have to pay fines and fees for this violation. Talk to your insurance provider.
Do not run when you have been in an accident
Whether or not you caused the accident, it is imperative that you remain at the scene of accident. This may save you from criminal liability and civil liability. Ensure that you have full details of the accident time, severity, causalities, fatalities or any information that may be relevant in regards to the accident. These details are very vital when you place a claim for compensation, and may also save you from having to get a SR-22.
Do not participate in street races
This is an obvious one to avoid. Street racing automatically puts you among the riskiest driving habits a person can have. If you are in an accident or cause damage during a street race you will get a requirement for a SR-22 from court.
Do not drive while under suspension
You may be annoyed about it, but do not test the law by driving while suspended. This is the kind of offense that can even land you in jail. If your driver’s license has been suspended, it means you were already in another offense. Therefore in essence you are a repeat offender. A SR-22 will mostly definitely be required for this kind of offense.
Generally avoid any situations that may lead you into committing a violation of traffic laws or that may lead to a repeat offense. While SR-22 may not be expensive, its requirement is like a cousin to bankruptcy, it basically destroys your driving history and for a while, insurance premiums go up in the future. These pointers guide you on situations that may lead to the court or Department of Motor Vehicles asking you to acquire a SR-22.