Can a police officer impound your vehicle just because you fail to show proof that your vehicle is insured in Lakewood, Ohio?
It is illegal to drive a vehicle without insurance or any form of Financial Responsibility (FR) on the car in Lakewood and in any areas in Ohio. It is also illegal for any car owner to permit anyone else to operate the owner’s vehicle with Financial Responsibility proof. If you are caught driving without auto insurance in Ohio, the penalties can include: driver’s license suspension for a minimum of ninety days and up to two years, license plates and/or automobile impoundment plus fines and court fees.
If you are involved in an accident without insurance, or other Financial Responsibility coverage, in Ohio other penalties may apply. You may have a security license suspension for two years or more and a judgment suspension for an indefinite period, until damages are paid.