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Notes: Starting July 1, all Virginia drivers are required to have vehicle insurance

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A driver was seriously injured in a crash in Old Town that shut down N. Washington Street between Montgomery and First Streets. (Staff photo by Jay Westcott)

If you’ve been cruising around Alexandria without paying for car insurance, it’s time to start shopping around with insurance companies.

Starting July 1, a new law passed in 2023 eliminating the “uninsured motor vehicle” option will take effect.

Previously, drivers could pay a $500 fee and drive without insurance. 13 News Now reported that around 12% of Virginia drivers are uninsured, slightly lower than the national rate of 14%.

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