Safety responsibility law

The safety responsibility (SR) law provides an incentive for motorists to carry liability insurance or otherwise satisfy crash damages. The law applies to all drivers and owners of motor vehicles who are involved in reportable crashes in Wisconsin. 

If you are involved in a crash with an uninsured motorist, you may submit these forms to the Wisconsin DMV.
  • ​Evaluation of motor vehicle damage ​MV3658
  • Evaluation of property damage MV3657
  • Evaluation of personal injury​ MV3656

Notice of suspension and SR requirements

If the uninsured driver and/or owner appear to be at fault in the crash, they will be suspended unless they do one of the following:

SR suspension and reinstatement

If an uninsured motorist does not comply with one of the above SR requirements before the suspension date:
  • The operating privileges of the driver will be suspended 
  • The registration privileges of the registered owner will be suspended  
An uninsur​ed motorist will be eligible to reinstate their privileges after doing one of the following: 
  • Comply with one of the SR requirements
  • Serve a one year suspension under the SR law​
Reinstatement requirements: 
  • SR22​ ​​insurance filing for three years from the date of reinstatement eligibility
  • Reinstatement fees​ for operating and/or registration privileges

Uninsured Motorists/Safety Responsibility Law

Email Wisconsin DMV email service​
Phone (608) 266-1249