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Some California Counties Set to Drop Showing Proof of Insurance

08 Jun Blog | Comments

Most drivers know that when registering a vehicle in California, proof of auto insurance is required, also known as financial responsibility.  The same goes for anyone stopped by a law enforcement officer for a traffic violation. Upon request by the officer, vehicle registration and proof of insurance must be shown.

What may not be common knowledge is that beginning January 1, 2016 residents in Los Angeles and San Francisco will be exempt from the need to show proof of financial responsibility when registering vehicles.

At that time, any driver stopped for a traffic violation in those counties will no longer be required to show proof of insurance to the officer should he or she request it.  That means every motorist regardless of residence will be exempt from the law that mandates every driver provide proof of insurance when stopped by a law enforcement officer.

This law was originally set to go into effect on January 1, 2003 but has since been amended three times in order to delay its enactment.  Unless it is amended for a fourth time, motorists driving through and residents of Los Angeles and San Francisco counties will no longer be required to provide proof of financial responsibility.

California Vehicle Code Sections 16020.1 and 16020.2


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