Police Crack Down on Uninsured Drivers in Big Spring

by Jacqueline Sit

NewsWest 9

Starting August 6th, a new policy taking effect in town could cost you your car, if you don't follow the rules.  Big Spring City Council recently gave the green light on impounding uninsured drivers.

"We've had several citations monthly for uninsured motorists, it's a problem that's why we're trying to address it in this manner," Lt. Terry Chamness, with the Big Spring Police, said.

So next time you're stuck in a situation where you need your insurance card and don't have it, your car can be locked up at the impound, and it isn't cheap.

Police say you will be responsible to shell out the money, for towing which could vary.

The impoundment which costs 90 bucks, and the storage fee is 20 dollars a day, and all that adds up.

"You also have to show proof of insurance, before we can release it," Chamness said.

NewsWest Nine hit the streets to find out what Big Spring drivers think about the policy.

"I would hate it, but I think it's fair," one driver said.  "It's not fair," another driver said.

"Everyone needs to be responsible," one Big Spring driver said.

Everyone had mixed feelings about it, but they all agreed, having the correct paper work, and obeying the law before hitting the road could save you lots of time, and a lot more change in your pocket.

"We're doing this so that we can get people to be in better compliance with our insurance laws which has been on the books for a long time," Chamness said.