If your home is in the Nation’s Capital, SafeAuto wants to help you find cheap car insurance in your area. While SafeAuto does not currently offer direct coverage in D.C., we can still help you get a cheap quote on the coverage you need.

Required Coverages

The District of Columbia’s Financial Responsibility law requires you to maintain liability limits of at least
  • $25,000 because of bodily injury to or death of one person in any one accident
  • $50,000 because of bodily injury to or death of two or more persons in any one accident, subject to the $25,000 per person limit
  • $10,000 because of injury to or destruction of property of others in an accident

Such coverage is often written as 25/50/10 or 25,000/50,000/10,000

Proof of Financial Responsibility & Penalties

Under D.C. law, you are required to provide documentary proof of Financial Responsibility when registering your vehicle or at the request of law enforcement officials.

If you are unable to produce proof of liability coverage when requested, the penalties can be harsh, including fines of $150 to $2,500 per vehicle.

In addition to statutory penalties, if you cannot show proof of financial responsibility, fail to pay a judgment entered against you for damages resulting from an automobile accident, or need to reinstate your license after conviction for certain types of violations, you will be required to obtain an SR-22 Certificate of Financial Responsibility.

Related Links:

District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles

If you have any further auto insurance questions please visit the FAQ page or contact the SafeAuto Customer Service Department at CSD@safeauto.com.