Motor and Other Vehicles

Safety Responsibility Violations – General Provisions

SECTION 31-33-4

§ 31-33-4. Transfer of registration to defeat purpose.

(a) If an owner's registration has been suspended under the provisions of chapter 31 or 32 of this title, the registration shall not be transferred, nor the vehicle in respect to which the registration was issued, be registered in any other name until the division of motor vehicles is satisfied that the transfer of registration is proposed in good faith and not for the purpose or with the effect of defeating the purposes of these chapters.

(b) Nothing in this section shall in any way affect the rights of any conditional vendor, chattel mortgagee, or lessor of a vehicle registered in the name of another as owner who becomes subject to the provisions of this section.

(c) The division of motor vehicles shall suspend the registration of any vehicle transferred in violation of the provisions of this section.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1952, ch. 3002, § 30; G.L. 1956, § 31-33-1; P.L. 1962, ch. 204, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 31-33-4.)