TITLE 31
Motor and Other vehicles

CHAPTER 31-33
Safety Responsibility Violations – General Provisions

SECTION 31-33-6


§ 31-33-6 Owner's liability for acts of others.

Whenever any motor vehicle shall be used, operated, or caused to be operated upon any public highway of this state with the consent of the owner, lessee, or bailee, expressed or implied, the driver of it, if other than the owner, lessee, or bailee, shall in the case of an accident be deemed to be the agent of the owner, lessee, or bailee, of the motor vehicle unless the driver shall have furnished proof of financial responsibility in the amount set forth in chapter 32 of this title, prior to the accident. For the purposes of this section, the term "owner" includes any person, firm, copartnership, association, or corporation having the lawful possession or control of a motor vehicle under a written sale agreement.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1952, ch. 3002, § 38; G.L. 1956, § 31-31-3; P.L. 1962, ch. 204, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 31-33-6; P.L. 2003, ch. 115, § 1; P.L. 2003, ch. 117, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 219, § 5; P.L. 2004, ch. 224, § 5; P.L. 2005, ch. 137, § 5.)