Stricter Ordinance Against Uninsured and Unlicensed Drivers Makes Waves

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By Alabama News Network

The new ordinance making it harder for drivers to drive away from a car wreck if caught without a driver's license or liability insurance is causing problems.

The new Montgomery ordinance would allow police to tow cars of drivers who don't have a driver's licenses or insurance when they are involved in an accident.

Under current city laws, drivers caught with no license or insurance are given a ticket, but they're still allowed to drive their vehicles.
 

Mayor Todd Strange says the new ordinance would encourage more drivers to comply with state laws which require liability insurance.

Supporters say it encourages people to get a license and liability insurance which are already required under state law.

Opponents say that's unfair and targets poor and working-class people.

 

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