Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act s 3.1
Where a police officers observes a motor vehicle being driven on the roadway, the officer may stop the vehicle and demand that the driver produce evidence of valid insurance for the vehicle.
If the driver of a motor vehicle cannot provide proof of valid insurance, the officer has two (2) options.
If the driver is the owner of the vehicle the officer can charge the driver with:
- Operate a motor vehicle without insurance, or
- Fail to surrender insurance card
Where the driver has merely forgotten the insurance slip they can attend at the traffic court and the charge will normally be canceled.