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iT 110 E. Mitcham, Malakoff 489-1292 24 HOUR WRECKER SERVICE TIRES & TUBES MONDAY-FRIDAY OPEI P.LL DAY SATURDAY AUSTIN--Beginning January I, 1982, Texas drivers contacted by Depar- tment of Public Safety officers during traffic stops and vehicle accident in- vestigations will be required to furnish proof of compliance with the new com- pulsory liability insurance law. Under House Bill 197, an amendment to the Safety Responsibility Act ap- proved this year by the Texas Legislathre, all drivers must carry minimum liability coverage for medical expenses of $10,900 per person ($20,000 for two or more persons) and property damages of $5,000. Colonel Jim Adams, DPS director, said troopers will accept as evidence of insurance coverbge the policy for the vehicle being operated or a document issued by the insurance company. He "Such a document must contain a statement that the liability coverage for the motor vehicle is the minimum prescribed by the law," Adams said. "The document must also include the name of the insurance company, name of the insured person, policy period and policy number. This document may take the form of a letter or a card, depending upon the preference of the insuring company." Adams pointed out that DPS troopers will be enforcing the provisions of this law along highways and rural roads. "Local police officers and sheriff's deputies also have the authority to request this information from drivers," the DPS director said. "I am sure most law enforcement agencies in our state will also be enforcing this statute in their respective jurisdictions." Drivers who do not maintain the specified coverage risk being fined at least $75 for the first offense and a minimum of $200 for subsequent violations. In addition, a conviction un- der this new law will result in the suspension of the violator's driver license and motor vehicle registration unless the violator establishes and maintains proof of financial respon- sibility for five years from the convic- tion date. Adams also said vehicles which are to be used in the driving test by new driver license applicants must be covered by the minimum liability insurance specified by the law. Applicants will have to certify on the license ap- plication that the minimum coverage is in effect for the vehicle before U be permitted to take the driv The DPS director more Texans will obtain liability coverage when the goes into effect. "Current figures proximately 74 per cent of involved in accidents carry surance," Adams said. that a substantial number must secure the required face the possibility of loss of driving privileges." Out-of-state, self-insured vehicles are the insurance requirementS c law However, drivers of vehicles will be asked by to produce evidence accident scenes and Jt O ~ o O ~ "=. = ....%._ "~ o O ,o O ---... Our "Sho will be the fi done the Y to you llw . 175 W. ) 75-2q83 Ample parking Athens I I I II II J 11 a.m. to 10 p,m. AREA'S LARGEST SALAD BAR FAMILT DININtl liT ITS BEST SERVING CIIOICE STEAgS SEVgN WEEg ATHENS, TEXAS HIGHWAY 31 EAST 675-8200 I I II I 216 S. Palestine Athens; TX 75751 Phone (214) 675 2346 Prints & Oils 9:310-5: Mon.-Fri. 9:304.'00 Louanne and Wayne Mackle CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING Beautiful antique or polished brass 52'. dimension ng Fan larp selection of fans on sale now 421 S. C~m~ $75-1870 SPECIALIZING IN CUSTOM T-SHIRTS, & CAPS Group Discounts . Schools . Industrial , Organizations .Individuals 416 S. Palestine St. Athens, 'Ix. 75751 t (214) 675-2157 II I i _ I II IIm i I ecomlng | with all the new fall fashions /'/i I Blazers - Pants - Skirts All beautifully styled and priced Camel- Rust-Spruce Green- Navy.. I ~ Brown wine Downtown Athens ,,, . . South Side of Square Ill AUTI OR ZeD DEALER OF BillieWelch, owner ~ JAM~S AV~IIV J~W~LR~ Your Complete Floor Store Carpet & Vinyl Sale Carpet Ceramic Vinyl Quarry Wood Pavers Italian Hwy. 31 E. Bring measurements take home savings! ;"~ ' "'" .: i'" ' '" : "'" ,,.,, .,, yd~