By Steve Pickering, 1080 KRLD

HIGHLAND PARK (1080 KRLD) – Those considering cruising through Highland Park without a current driver’s license or insurance card may want to rethink that –– it could be expensive, and take up the majority of a day.

Highland Park Police Sergeant Lance Koppa says starting Friday cars that aren’t insured will be impounded. He says there have been a number of accidents involving uninsured drivers over the last year. Police are hoping the new law will cut down on the problem.

In Koppa’s words, “You’re gonna have to go and get the car out of the impound lot and that’s going to require someone driving you down there to pick it up,” he said.

But that’s not all.

“Also you’re going to have to come to our department to get the documentation to take down to the wrecker service so they’ll release the car to you,” Koppa added.

Koppa said he hopes the new law will deter drivers “from getting into an accident and hurt the other people who are out doing the right thing and keeping their license valid and current.”