What to do about registering/insuring a car that I no longer drive if my license was suspended for a year on a DUI?

I’ve put away the car and will not be using it for the duration of my license suspension (not will anyone else). Do I still have to renew my registration and continue insuring the car?

Asked on May 9, 2013 under Criminal Law, Illinois

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

If you are not going to be driving the vehicle on the public road for a year due to your driving privileges being suspended, then you need to call your insuarnce carrier and put a hold on insuring your car. Likewise, advise your department of motor vehicles of the same in writing that the car will not be driven on the public roadway for a year and as such you will not be renewing its registration.


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