Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Chicago DUI Attorney, Comments on More Tows Coming Your Way

Yesterday this Chicago DUI attorney's post was about municipalities finding more reasons to tow your vehicle for an administrative infraction of the law.  Today, state legislators appear to be looking to assist those municipalities by proposing another reason to have your car towed.  This time it’s because you can’t show proof of insurance.

625 ILCS 5/4-203
  from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 4-203
    Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that whenever a law enforcement officer issues a citation to a driver for operating an uninsured motor vehicle, the arresting officer may authorize the removal and impoundment of the vehicle by a towing service. Effective January 1, 2013.

In Illinois, it is a non-criminal offense to drive without insurance.  This would let the police decide whether they wish to tow your vehicle because you forgot to put the new card in your wallet.  Do you think that’s a good idea?