Motor and Other Vehicles

Motor Vehicle Reparations Act

SECTION 31-47-15.1

§ 31-47-15.1. Exception for seasonal vehicles.

(a) Upon receipt of a signed written request for a suspension from the owner of a registered motor vehicle stating that the vehicle will not be operated upon any highway during a period of not less than thirty (30) consecutive days, the insurer of the vehicle shall suspend, to the extent requested by the owner, insurance afforded under the policy providing the security required by this chapter, for the vehicle until notified by the owner that the coverage should be reinstated. During the period of suspension only, the provisions of this chapter shall not apply with respect to the vehicle. If the vehicle is operated upon any highway by or with the permission of the owner during the period of suspension, the provisions of this chapter shall immediately become applicable.

(b) As used in this section, the term "highway" includes all roads as defined in § 31-1-23, except a private road or driveway.

(c) This section shall not apply to a motor vehicle for which proof of financial responsibility is required under the provisions of § 31-31-5 or chapter 32 of title 31. This section shall not apply to motorized vehicles used seasonally in the town of New Shoreham commonly referred to as mopeds.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1996, ch. 334, § 1.)