RESULTS OF MULTI-AGENCY STATIONARY VEHICLE CHECK
El Paso County Sheriff’s Office
3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938
Contact: Angelica Becerra, Public Information Officer
Office: (915) 538-2119
“We Serve With Pride”
EL PASO TEXAS- On 03-27-13 the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Upper Valley patrol section in collaboration with the Anthony Police Department and the Precinct #7 Constables Office, initiated a stationary vehicle check at the 8500 block of Doniphan Dr. in Anthony Texas. A total of 74 citations were issued within the (2) hour span of the operation to include (1) arrest made for (8) outstanding traffic warrants.
The purpose of stationary vehicle checks are to ensure that citizens operating motor vehicles upon public roadways, are complying with applicable safety related Traffic Laws, license requirements, and financial responsibility requirements.
A first conviction for driving without automobile insurance in the State of Texas will result in a fine between $175 and $350 (plus court costs & additional fees). Additional convictions could result in fines between $350 to $1000 (plus court costs & additional fees), suspension of your driver’s license and can result in an impound of your vehicle(Texas Department of Insurance).
IN TEXAS, 1 OUT OF 5 VEHICLES ARE UNINSURED
When drivers are pulled over, Police can obtain accurate and timely information on a given vehicle to check if the car driven has insurance. The TexasSure “Financial Responsibility Verification Program” created and passed by the 79th Legislature Regular Session, Senate Bill 1670, was established to do just that; allow law enforcement and county tax officials to determine whether drivers have automobile insurance (Texas Department of Insurance).
TexasSure is intended to reduce the number of uninsured vehicles in Texas. An estimated 4 million vehicles on Texas roads are uninsured. TexasSure helps prevent the use of counterfeit proof of insurance cards and helps stop people from getting insurance so that they can get their car inspected or registered, and then cancelling their insurance afterward (Texas Department of Insurance).
For more information, visit the TexasSure website: www.TexasSure.com
A reminder to all citizens driving on Texas Roads, proof of insurance is needed for the following:
- When asked for it by a law enforcement officer
- In an accident
- To register your vehicle or renew its registration
- To obtain or renew your driver’s license
- To get your vehicle inspected