Minimum Car Insurance Requirements in UT
All motor vehicles operated or parked on Utah roadways are required to be insured. Proof of insurance must be carried in your car at all times and must available when:
- Requested by law enforcement
- Renewing vehicle registration
- The vehicle is involved in a car accident
Though coverage options vary between insurance companies, some are not optional. The minimum liability car insurance requirements for private passenger vehicles in Utah are as follows:
- $25,000 per person/$65,000 per accident for Bodily Injury (BI)
Bodily injury liability coverage protects drivers if their car is involved in an accident that harms another individual. The minimum limits required by Utah state law are $25,000 for the death or injury of a single victim as a result of a car accident and $65,000 for the deaths or injuries of multiple victims. Insurance companies list this type of coverage as 25/65, referring to the dollar limitations of each minimum. If you’re in an accident, liability coverage will cover the cost of a legal proceeding as a result of a crash. Bodily injury coverage is part of the minimum coverage required by Utah law.
- $15,000 per accident for Property Damage (PD)
The state minimum amount of property damage liability coverage required in the state of Utah is $15,000. If an insured driver is determined to be at fault and held liable in a motor vehicle accident, this coverage pays for damage repair to another individual’s property. Property damage coverage will also pay for legal costs if an insured driver is involved in a lawsuit following an accident.
- $3,000/person Personal Injury Protection (PIP)
Personal Injury Protection (PIP) provides coverage for medical costs that drivers and their passengers may face after an accident. PIP coverage protects drivers even if they are found at-fault. Medical expenses are covered by this type of protection, and a minimum of $3,000 is required for minimum coverage in Utah.