Operator to carry insurance card
3. (1) An operator of a motor vehicle on a highway shall have in the motor vehicle at all times,
(a) an insurance card for the motor vehicle; or
(b) an insurance card evidencing that the operator is insured under a contract of automobile insurance,
and the operator shall surrender the insurance card for reasonable inspection upon the demand of a police officer. R.S.O. 1990, c. C.25, s. 3 (1).
Therefore, if I was to provide a police officer with a valid insurance slip for a vehicle other than the one I was pulled over in, would this satisfy 3(1)(b)?
Does the policy have your name on it? Showing you're insured should be sufficient.arnoldstheman wrote:Therefore, if I was to provide a police officer with a valid insurance slip for a vehicle other than the one I was pulled over in, would this satisfy 3(1)(b)?
If the slip says the driver (operator) is covered in any vehicle they drive then you are fine (mostly used in fleet, farm and commercial).
ynotp, what you are talking about I believe would apply if the officer was giving me a ticket for failure to have insurance, if the car I was driving was not insured, that would be the appropriate ticket. However, the ticket i received is not for driving without insurance, it is failure to carry insurance card.....according to section 3 (b) it seems I did in fact satisfy this requirement?
The officer at the scene told me "I do not know if your car is insured", he made it seem like he gave me a break by giving me this ticket instead. While that's fine, in court, I only have to defend the ticket I received, which was not for driving without insurance, it was for failure to produce insurance slip, however, I did provide a legal and valid slip.
Am I wrong?
arnoldstheman wrote:Met with a different prosecutor. Explained the situation to him and said if the charge is not withdrawn I am prepared to file for an 11 (b). He withdrew the charge
Way to go !