You really HAVE been away 'too' long

if you still that that in the USA, "proof of insurance is mandatory when getting a license for a car". I've been driving and renewing licenses and PURCHASING new titles for vehicles since 1964 and RARELY had to show proof of insurance. I'm ASKED........that's all. The ONLY time I've HAD to give proof was at a DEALERSHIP.......and that was really only giving them the phone number to my agent so they could give my agent the VIN numbers for coverage before it left the lot.....NOWHERE else, not even at the DMV.

And as a side note.......'too long' isn't long enough, in my opinion. Stay put.