TITLE 31
Motor and Other vehicles

CHAPTER 31-31
Safety Responsibility Administration – Security Following Accident

SECTION 31-31-6


§ 31-31-6 Exceptions to requirement of security.

The requirements as to security and suspension in this chapter shall not apply:

(1) To the driver or owner if the owner had in effect at the time of the accident an automobile liability policy or bond with respect to the vehicle involved in the accident, except that a driver shall not be exempt under this subdivision if at the time of the accident the vehicle was being operated without the owner's permission, express or implied;

(2) To the driver, if not the owner of the vehicle involved in the accident, if there was in effect at the time of the accident an automobile liability policy or bond with respect to his or her driving of vehicles not owned by him or her;

(3) To a driver or owner whose liability for damages resulting from the accident is, in the judgment of the division of motor vehicles, covered by any other form of liability insurance policy or bond;

(4) To any person qualifying as a self-insurer under § 31-33-9 or to any person operating a vehicle for the self-insurer;

(5) To the driver or the owner of a vehicle involved in an accident if no injury or damage was caused to the person or property of anyone other than the driver or owner;

(6) To the driver or owner of a vehicle if at the time of the accident the vehicle was stopped, standing, or parked, whether attended or unattended except in the event that the division of motor vehicles shall determine that any such stopping, standing, or parking of the vehicle was illegal, and that the violation contributed to the cause of the accident;

(7) To the owner of a vehicle if at the time of the accident the vehicle was being operated without the owner's permission, express or implied, or was parked by a person who had been operating the vehicle without permission;

(8) To the owner of a vehicle involved in an accident if at the time of the accident the vehicle was owned by or leased to the United States, to this state or to a municipality of it, or to the driver of the vehicle if operating the vehicle with permission; or

(9) To the driver or the owner of a vehicle in the event, at the time of the accident the vehicle was being operated by or under the direction of a police officer who, in the performance of his or her duties, shall have assumed custody of the vehicle.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1993, ch. 4, § 2.)