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The DC Code: § 5-114.02 Demand for proof of motor vehicle insurance.

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Except when circumstances related to safety, law enforcement, or emergency medical care make it impracticable to do so, a law enforcement officer shall demand proof of insurance from the operator of any motor vehicle that:
Has been involved in a traffic accident to which the law enforcement officer has responded; or
Has been lawfully stopped by the law enforcement officer.
(1) The failure of the operator of a motor vehicle to present proof of insurance upon demand, in violation of § 31-2413(a)(7), shall create a rebuttable presumption that the motor vehicle is being operated without required insurance being in effect, in violation of § 31-2413(a)(3).
If the operator of a motor vehicle is unable to present proof of insurance upon demand, the law enforcement officer shall issue notices of infraction for violations of § 31-2413(a)(3) and (a)(7).
A law enforcement officer may not stop a motor vehicle solely for the purpose of demanding proof of insurance.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws For D.C. Law 16-117, see notes following § 5-114.01. DC CODE § 5-114.02 Current through December 11, 2012


(June 8, 2006, D.C. Law 16-117, § 102, 53 DCR 2548.)