Liability insurance for Alabama drivers becoming mandatory in November

Oct 23, 2017

   A law going into effect in November makes it mandatory for Alabama drivers to have liability insurance. A spokesperson with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says the law allows the department to verify if a driver’s insurance was valid during a traffic stop or an accident. It imposes fines of 200 dollars for the first offense, 300 for the second and 400 dollars for the third. Drivers who fail to pay fines can have their licenses suspended. The Alabama Legislature passed the law in 2016 hoping to reduce the number of uninsured drivers on the road.