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Financial Responsibility Requirements

 

EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1, 2009, EL PASO POLICE OFFICERS WILL HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO IMPOUND (TOW) A VEHICLE IF THE DRIVER CANNOT SHOW PROOF OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (INSURANCE).

[Amending 12.08.220 Impounding Vehicles] | [Impound Ordinance]

Sec. 601.051 of the Transportation Code, Requirements of Financial Responsibility:

A person may not operate a motor vehicle in this state unless financial responsibility is established for that vehicle through

  1. a motor vehicle liability insurance policy that complies with Subchapter D;
  2. a surety bond filed under Section 601.121;
  3. a deposit under Section 601.122;
  4. a deposit under Section 601.123; or
  5. Self-insurance under Section 601.124.

IMPOUNDED VEHICLES WILL BE TOWED TO THE MUNICIPAL VEHICLE STORAGE FACILITY, LOCATED AT 11615 RAILROAD [map]  (534-8750)

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO IF MY VEHICLE IS TOWED?

WHAT HAPPENS TO THE OCCUPANTS OF THE VEHICLE IF IT IS IMPOUNDED? WILL THEY BE LEFT OUT ON THE STREET?

WILL MY VEHICLE BE IMPOUNDED IF I AM STOPPED AT A TRAFFIC CHECKPOINT?

WHAT ARE SOME REASONS WHY MY VEHICLE MAY BE IMPOUNDED?

WHAT IF I HAVE INSURANCE AND JUST DON’T HAVE IT AT THAT MOMENT?

WILL THE OFFICERS CHECK BY USING THE TEXAS SURE PROGRAM TO SEE IF I HAVE INSURANCE?

IF SOMETHING SHOULD HAPPEN WHERE A CRIMINAL CHARGE TAKES PLACE, OR AN ACCIDENT WHERE MY VEHICLE IS INVOLVED, CAN MY VEHICLE STILL BE IMPOUNDED IF THE VEHICLE IS NOT INSURED?

 
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