Geico SR-22 insurance covers drivers classified as “high-risk” by their state’s department of motor vehicles. Although high-risk insurance is often called SR-22 insurance, SR-22 is actually a form required by the court or state, verifying that a driver has auto insurance liability coverage. Geico will file the SR-22 on behalf of its policyholders. The filing fee is $25 in most states.
Regulations vary from state to state, but an SR-22 is usually required for a driver to regain his or her license after driving-related violations, such as:
- DUI convictions
- Reckless driving
- Accident caused by an uninsured driver
- Driving without a license or insurance
Geico has a history of working with high-risk drivers to help them keep their insurance and driving privileges. The biggest cost of SR-22 insurance comes in the form of higher premiums. Premiums can rise 25% or more after a driving violation, depending on the type of violation as well as the driver’s age and location.
Time and a clean record will bring premiums down in the long run. Meanwhile, Geico discounts—such as those for air bags (25%-40% off personal injury protection), anti-theft systems (25% off comprehensive coverage), or anti-lock brakes (5% off collision coverage)—may partially offset increases. The best way to get an accurate, personalized SR-22 insurance quote is through Geico’s website.
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