One-year-old city ordinance against uninsured motorists successful

POSTED: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 3:55pm
UPDATED: Friday, June 1, 2012 - 10:41pm

WACO -- In June 2011 the city of Waco enforced a new city ordinance that all drivers must be insured, as required by state law, or it's off to the impound yard.

"They'll have it towed. You'll have to pay for additional fees for towing, the impoundment as well as the ticket for not having insurance," said Larry Holze, with Waco City Hall.

One year later and 865 vehicles have been towed city officials tell us this ordinance is necessary because it protects people from drivers without liability insurance.

"We don't have to pay for our car to be fixed if somebody else causes an accident," said Holze. 

Officials say there are plenty of agencies with minimal insurance plans, so that you don't find yourself fishing out your vehicle in an impound lot.

"The whole idea, again, is to be physically responsible and not have those persons driving the streets without proper insurance," said Holze.

The citation fee will cost you $371.

Holze says if your vehicle is impounded you cannot get it back until you show proof of insurance.

Those vehicles not claimed after a 30-day period will be auctioned off.

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