State Insurance Requirements
All registered or operated vehicles must be covered by liability insurance. The Minimum amounts of liability coverage required by the state of Utah are $25,000/$65,000 for injury/death and $15,000 for property damage. Commonly referred to as 25/65/15 coverage.
Utah is considered a no-fault state, thus, you are also required to carry Personal Injury Protection(PIP) insurance in the amount of $3,000
You are required to carry proof of insurance in your vehicle.
The list below constitute legal proof of insurance:
- A temporary insurance card issued by the insurer
- Permanent Insurance Card
- Policy Declaration Page
- The actual liability insurance policy issued for the vehicle
- A certificate of liability insurance policy issued by either the insurer or an authorized agent
- A copy of the rental agreement when renting a motor vehicle which specifies the insurance coverage
If a driver fails to provide proof of insurance to an officer during an accident or traffic stop, they face $400 minimum fine for the first offense. Every subsequent offense results in a $1000 fine.
DMV Point System
This state enlists a point system to monitor and penalize driving infractions. If a driver is convicted of traffic law violations, the driver will gain points on their drivers license. If those points reach a state specified amount, their license will be suspended for a predetermined period based on the amount of points gained.
Below is a list of violations and their corresponding point values:
- Reckless Driving – 80 points
- Speeding (depending on severity) – 37 – 75 points
- Failure to Yield Right-of-Way 60 points
- Following too Closely (tailgating) 60 points
- Wrong Side of Road 60 points
- Wrong Way on One-Way Street 60 points
- Red Light – 50 points
- Stop Sign – 50 points
- Improper Lookout – 50 points
- Improper Passing – 50 points
- Negligent Collision – 50 points
- Other Moving Violations – 40 points
If a driver reaches 200+ points within a 3 year period must attend a hearing and may have their license suspended.
The following is a list of predetermined point values and their suspension duration:
- 200 to 299 points: driver may be placed on probation or suspended for three months;
- 300 to 399 points: driver is suspended for 3 months;
- 400 to 599 points: driver is suspended for 6 months; and
- 600 or more points: driver is suspended for 1 year.
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