who live, work at or visit Fort McCoy, soon will be required to provide
proof of motor vehicle liability insurance.
Domenic Modica, Fort McCoy installation traffic sergeant, said the new
policy, approved as part of the state of Wisconsin budget, means that
Wisconsin joins 48 other states in mandating liability insurance
coverage. Only New Hampshire doesn’t require liability insurance.
June 1, every motor vehicle operator in Wisconsin will be required to
have proof of liability insurance in their vehicles at all times.
Violators can face fines if they can’t provide information when it is
requested by law enforcement personnel. Modica said this might occur,
for example, when motorists are stopped for a traffic violation.
McCoy, motorists will be required to provide proof of liability
insurance — likely in the form of an insurance card or a letter from an
insurance agency — if asked by installation police.
will be asked for proof of insurance and their driver’s license when
requesting a temporary visitor pass at the Main Gate, he said.
personnel who are registering or renewing a vehicle registration also
will have to provide proof of insurance, as well as a state driver’s
license, vehicle registration certificate/information, and, if
applicable, their civilian or military identification cards.
information about mandatory vehicle liability insurance is available in
the Wisconsin Statutes and Annotations, which are available at the Web
At the Web site, go to Chapter 344 Vehicles – Financial
Responsibilities, and then to Subchapter VI, Mandatory Liability
Insurance, Sections 61-67.
For more information about the policy in
the Fort McCoy community, call 608-388-2044.