Whether you’re planning to see a race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway a visit to the Hall of Heroes Super Hero Museum, or a family outing at the Fun Center at Paige’s crossing, make sure you can travel in confidence knowing you have auto insurance coverage.
At a glance, here is what you need to know about Indiana Auto Insurance Requirements. For help with all your auto insurance needs, call your friendly Freeway Insurance specialist. He can take the hassle out of finding the right policy for you.
You are required to have the following coverage as part of your Indiana auto insurance policy:
Bodily Injury LiabilityMinimum of $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident
Property Damage LiabilityMinimum of $10,000 per accident
Uninsured Motorist Bodily InjuryMinimum of $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident
Uninsured Motorist Property DamageMinimum of $10,000 per accident*
Underinsured Motorist Bodily InjuryMinimum of $50,000 per person and $50,000 per accident*
*Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist coverages can be rejected in writing.
Indiana Teen Driving Laws: Learner’s Permit and Graduated Licensing
For teens that are approaching driving age, there are a few paths to receive an unrestricted driver’s license.
If you are enrolled in an approved driver education program, you may practice driving only after the program has started, not before. You may only drive when accompanied by a certified driving instructor in the front seat of a vehicle equipped with dual brake controls, or with a parent, step-parent or guardian who is at least 21 years old and has a valid driver’s license, and is sitting in the vehicle’s passenger seat.
Practice Time: Drivers with a Learner’s Permit may apply for a Driver’s License after 50 hours of supervised driving practice with a licensed instructor, or family member who’s a licensed driver over 25 years old. At least 10 of these supervised hours must be nighttime driving, and practice time must be maintained in a Log of Supervised Driving and presented to the BMV at the same time when applying for a driver’s license.
If you are NOT enrolled in an approved driver education program, and are between the ages of 16 and 18, you may practice driving with a learner’s permit only when a parent, guardian, step-parent or other relative who is 21 years of age or older and who has a valid driver’s license with them and is seated in the front passenger seat.
If you are 18 years of age or older, you may practice driving with a learner’s permit only when an individual with a valid driver’s license in their possession is seated in your vehicle’s front passenger seat. The applicant must hold a learner’s permit a minimum of 60 days before applying for a driver’s license.
While holding a restricted license, drivers are not allowed to operate a vehicle at night between the hours of 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for the first 180 days. After 180 days and until the driver reaches 18 years old, the restriction changes to 11 p.m. On Fridays and Saturdays, the curfew extends to 1 a.m., and if you’re driving to and from work, school or a religious function.