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Title 23 : Motor Vehicles

Chapter 011 : FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND INSURANCE

Subchapter 001 : General Provisions

(Cite as: 23 V.S.A. § 809)
  • § 809. Waiver of proof of financial responsibility

    (a) The Commissioner shall relieve an operator from the obligation to furnish proof of financial responsibility after one year from the accident, conviction, or judgment giving rise to the obligation. In the event that a suspension or revocation resulted from the conviction giving rise to the obligation, an operator shall not be relieved of the obligation to furnish proof of financial responsibility until one year after his or her reinstatement eligibility date.

    (b) Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this section, the Commissioner shall not relieve an operator from the obligation to furnish proof of financial responsibility until three years after a conviction of careless and negligent operation of a motor vehicle resulting in death, conviction of reckless driving of a motor vehicle resulting in death, or second and subsequent conviction of a violation of section 1201 of this title. In the event that a suspension resulted from the conviction giving rise to the obligation, an operator shall not be relieved of the obligation to furnish proof of financial responsibility until three years after his or her reinstatement eligibility date.

    (c) This section shall not be construed to relieve an operator of his or her responsibility to comply with the mandatory insurance requirement set forth in section 800 of this title. (Amended 1965, no. 69, eff. May 19, 1965; 1977, No. 220 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 1979, No. 194 (Adj. Sess.), § 4, eff. Jan 1, 1981; 1983, No. 138 (Adj. Sess.), eff. April 7, 1984; 1987, No. 192 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1993, No. 17, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1994; 2019, No. 170 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. Jan. 1, 2021.)