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New law affecting drivers to go into effect on Tuesday

A new law affecting Alabama drivers goes into effect on Tuesday. A new law affecting Alabama drivers goes into effect on Tuesday.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

A new law affecting Alabama drivers goes into effect on Tuesday.

The law gives police a new tool to better enforce the state's mandatory liability insurance law. It's an online verification system.

The way it works is that it sends a message to an insurance company, and then the company will send a message back saying whether or not a motorist is actually covered. The verification will take place when a car tag is renewed or issued.

Violators face fines and even a lot more.

"That vehicle will be towed and it will be at the expense of the driver," Alabama State Trooper Curtis Summerville said.

He said there is nothing new you need to do as a driver under the new law but to simply make sure you have updated insurance.

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