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Indiana SR22 & SR50 – Financial Responsibility Terms Explained

Suspension, Reinstatement, and Insurance Forms

Under Indiana law, courts can order the BMV to suspend an individual’s driving privileges. State law also allows the BMV to suspend a person’s driving privileges for certain violations – such as failure to provide proof of insurance.  To reinstate a person’s driving privileges, a driver may be required to submit one or more of the following forms.

Certificate Of Compliance (COC)

This form is used to verify financial responsibility for a specific incident date in the past and for a specific vehicle. This form can be used to show proof of insurance for accidents, citations and the Previously Uninsured Motorist Registry (PUMR). The form must be electronically submitted to the BMV by the driver’s or vehicle owner’s insurance provider.

SR-22 Proof Of Future Financial Responsibility

The SR-22 form confirms future financial responsibility for a driver who has been convicted of an offense which requires the driver to maintain proof of future financial responsibility with the BMV for a three-year period. A valid SR-22 form must remain on file with the BMV for three years after a suspension for a major violation. The SR22 also will be accepted as current proof of insurance if an SR50 is needed for the reinstatement of driving privileges. The form must be electronically submitted to the BMV by the driver’s insurance provider.

SR-26 Cancellation Of Proof Of Future Financial Responsibility

The SR-26 form is used by insurance companies to notify the BMV that a policy reported on an SR-22 or SR-23 form has been canceled. The SR-26 form displays the cancellation date. This document must be electronically submitted by the insurance provider to the BMV.

SR-50 Affidavit Of Current Insurance

The Affidavit Of Current Insurance (SR-50) provides proof of current insurance to the BMV. The form indicates the beginning and ending dates of the current policy. An SR22 also will suffice for proof of current insurance. This document must be electronically submitted by an insurance provider to the BMV.

Reinstatement Fee Submission Form

Prior to a driver’s reinstatement eligibility date, the BMV will send the driver a Reinstatement Requirements Notice to notify the driver of the necessary items the BMV needs before driving privileges can be reinstated, including outlining how to pay reinstatement fees online, by phone or by mail using the form that is attached to the notice. If you have lost the Reinstatement Requirements Notice reinstatement fee submission form, then you may use this form to pay your reinstatement fee by mail.

Official Court Actions

The following forms are used by the courts to communicate official actions of the court.

SR-16 Certification Of Indiana Abstract Of Court Record

This form is used by courts to notify the BMV that a driver has been convicted of a citation, failed to appear for a citation, or failed to pay a citation for violating a motor vehicle law. This form also notifies the BMV when orders have been rescinded. Drivers may not submit SR-16 forms at license branches. SR-16 forms may only be submitted by a court directly to the BMV.

SR-17 Court Order Granting Probationary Or Hardship License

The SR-17 form is used by courts to notify the BMV that a hardship or probationary license will be issued to the motorist named in the order. This form tells the BMV the duration of the license and any limits on the motorist’s driving privileges. SR-17 forms may only be submitted by a court directly to the BMV.

SR-33 Court Report Of Judgment

The SR-33 is used by a court to notify the BMV of a judgment against the owner or operator of a motor vehicle who has failed to pay for damages arising from an accident. The form reports the amount of the judgment as well as the date the judgment was rendered.











(original article located at :http://www.in.gov/bmv/2373.htm)

Penalties for DUI or DWI in Tennessee

Tennessee DUI

If you drive under the influence in Tennessee, not only do you risk losing your life, but you’ll also lose your driving privileges, spend time in jail and have to enroll in an alcohol education program. Not to mention the major amounts of money (fines, court costs, bail, vehicle storage and towing fees, attorney fees, the cost of the Ignition Interlock Program, license reinstatement fees, and higher insurance costs) that will come out of your pocket.

Tennessee provides a complete outline of DUI penalties according to the offense both online and in their brochure “The Cost of Drinking and Driving.”

Areas covered include:

  • Implied consent
  • First-time offenders
  • Second-time offenders
  • Third-time offenders
  • Fourth-time (or more) offenders
  • Child endangerment
  • Vehicular assault
  • Vehicular homicide
  • Aggravated vehicular homicide

Want a quick idea of just how stringent Tennessee’s DUI penalties are? A first offense carries a one-year license revocation, anywhere from 24 hours to 11 months and 29 days in jail, and fines up to $1,500.

And if you’re a teen who has consumed or sold alcohol, or you have it in your possession? You’ll get your license suspended for one year or until you turn 17, whichever is longer.

More information can also be found at the Tennessee Association of Alcohol, Drug, and other Addiction Services (TAADAS) website.

Restricted Licenses

Upon a judge’s order, it’s possible to obtain a restricted license if you have no previous DUI offenses or license suspensions or revocations on your driving record, as long as you can show proof of having liability insurance at the time of the violation.

In addition, you’ll have to file an SR-22 form, take each driver license exam again, and pay a $67 fee.